Practice Parameter for The Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Since the first parameter was published in 1999, several thousand research and clinical papers have appeared and the diagnostic criteria for autism have changed. This updated parameter includes new research applicable to evaluation of children and adolescents (age 17 and younger) and adults.

To cite this parameter, use the following: Volkmar F, Siegel M, Woodbury-Smith M, King B, McCracken J, State M; American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Committee on Quality Issues (CQI). Practice parameter for the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2014 Feb;53(2):237-57. doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2013.10.013. Erratum in: J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2014 Aug;53(8):931. PMID: 24472258.

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