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The following quote was provided in an email from the Executive Officer of a local health unit who hosted clinic 2.
  
"I appreciate your group's work on such challenging issues.  Frankly, I feel government entities have a responsibility to support such efforts, especially when efficiencies can be increased through technology (video conferencing).  We can't always help, but when we can, we must.  So thank you!"

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Great Plains Autism Spectrum Disorders Treatment Program

Overview

The Great Plains Autism Spectrum Disorder Treatment Program provides training, research, diagnostic and treatment services to North Dakota children and youth suspected or diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

GPAST autism services are currently being provided through community-based screening and diagnostic clinics. Throughout our funding period, we will coordinate with community professionals to provide screening and diagnostic services. GPAST team members will be either onsite or utilizing distance technologies to connect families and their child’s teachers to professionals. The community-based clinics enables parents and teachers to access services without having to travel long distances. We recognize that by virtue of testing new technologies, there will be “lessons learned”. These efforts are being made to find a suitable service delivery model that meets the needs of our state and provides a quality and worthwhile service to families. It is our hope that through this process, we can affect statewide change by making recommendations to ND policymakers on how to enhance service delivery models in ND.

For more information, please contact:
Hilory Liccini at 1-800-233-1737

 

Diagnostic Clinic Summaries

Central, ND Fall 2010
                -3 children referred for screening
                -2 children received diagnostic services

North Central, ND Summer 2010
                -3 children referred for screening
                -3 children received diagnostic services
                *1st autism diagnostic clinic to be held on a North Dakota Reservation

South Central, ND Spring 2010
                -2 children referred for screening
                -2 children received diagnostic services

Southwestern, ND Winter 2010
                -4 children referred for screening
                -3 children received diagnostic services

Northwestern, ND Winter 2009
                -4 children referred for screening
                -2 children received diagnostic services

North Central, ND Summer 2009
                -6 children referred for screening
                -2 children received diagnostic services

Northwestern, ND Spring 2008
                -4 children referred for screening
                -4 children received diagnostic services

Central, ND Winter 2008
                -100 children screened by area educational staff
                -28 children received further screening by GPAST
                -3 children received diagnostic services