Clinical specialist Catey Funaiock, left, takes notes while observing from behind a one-way mirror as Marlaina Dreher, left, and her 5-year-old son Brandon take part in the pediatric feeding disorder program at the Marcus Autism Center, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, in Atlanta. The center, which operates under the umbrella of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, is one of three institutions designated as an Autism Center of Excellence by the National Institutes of Health. The center’s effort with the state Department of Early Care and Learning is part of a broader goal to enhance community outreach and build community resources for children with autism and their families. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Associated Press
Getting an autism diagnosis earlier in life is key to creating positive long-term outcomes in a child’s development.
Reset sits down with the leader of the new Reduce the Wait project to learn about what could be done to improve access to diagnoses for Illinois families, especially those in underserved communities.
GUEST: Megan Roberts, principal investigator of the Early Intervention Research Group and associate professor of communication sciences and disorders at Northwestern University