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Written by  Sunday, 10 September 2017 23:24
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The Pervasive Parenting Center (C.P.R.C.) will provide a free autism screening day, Monday, Sept. 25 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Sallisaw. This will be provided by appointment only. The event will take place Carl Albert State College in Sallisaw, 1601 S. Opdyke St.


Thanks to training from the Oklahoma Autism Center, and a donation from the Cherokee Nation, the PPC will offer screening services in the area on a monthly basis.


“We know that early identification and intervention are key to ensure optimal outcomes for individuals with autism spectrum disorders,” said Kodey Toney, PPC director. “The initial stage in this process is awareness and screening. That is why we are doing this.”


Screening provides families who have concerns about their child's development to quickly and efficiently find out if their child is at risk for ASD and needs further assessment.


Screening is not the same thing as diagnostic evaluation and cannot identify whether a child does or does not have autism. Instead, screening is tool, or stepping stone, that can determine what the next step should be.


If you have concerns about your child's development, screening can show possible risk for Autism Spectrum disorder or other delays and what sort of further assessment may be needed.


All screenings include resources and referrals to help the family take the next steps toward providing for their child's long-term developmental health.



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