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EBP Compendium: Summary of Clinical Practice Guideline

Thompson Foundation for Autism; Division of Developmental Disabilities, Missouri Department of Mental Health; Missouri Foundation for Health
Autism Spectrum Disorders: Missouri Best Practice Guidelines for Screening, Diagnosis, and Assessment

Missouri Autism Guidelines Initiative. (2010).
Missouri Foundation for Health, 171 pages.

AGREE Rating: Recommended with Provisos


This guideline provides recommendations for the screening, diagnosis, assessment, and intervention of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). The guideline’s intended audience includes health and educational professionals and family members.


  • Assessment/Diagnosis
    • Assessment Areas
      • Cognition/Language - “Comprehensive assessment of communication skills is completed for all individuals diagnosed with ASDs” (p. 90).

Keywords: Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Added to Compendium: November 2011

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