Special Supplement to Pediatrics Focuses on the Care and Treatment of Youth with Autism

The February issue of Pediatrics includes a special supplement featuring federally supported, collaborative research on the health care and medical treatment of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Released by the Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P) and Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (ATN), the supplement, “Health Care for Children and Youth with Autism and other Neurodevelopmental Disorders,” reports on a broad array of findings by network investigators, as well as other research supported by the U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

The compendium also includes practice guidelines addressing anxiety treatment and studies on access to diagnosis of ASD, creating autism-specific care plans in hospitals, evaluation of emergency department care for children with ASD, transition services for youth with ASD and co-occurring symptoms such as depression, sleep, irritability and behavior problems.

Daniel Coury, MD is the co-author of six of the articles in this special supplement.

Dr. Coury is Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry in the College of Medicine at The Ohio State University. He also serves as chief of the Section of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics for Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, and as the Medical Director of AIR-P and ATN.

Dr. Coury will be offering a workshop on the medical management of individuals with Autism Spectrum at an upcoming Autism conference that is being sponsored by Devereux in partnership with Autsim Delaware.

Stay tuned for more details about the upcoming conference, “Autism A-Z: Beyond the Puzzle” scheduled for September 30, 2016.