December 8, 2014 – Early Autism Diagnostic Clinic Opens In New Albany
The Indiana University School of Medicine, in partnership with Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, and as part of the Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral System (NDBS) announces the opening of its Early Evaluation Clinic for Autism at Nassim McMonigle & Mescia PSC in New Albany, Indiana. The NDBS is a clinic model developed by faculty at Riley IU Health to offer a solution for the need of high quality healthcare for those children with neurodevelopmental and behavioral disorders. This service is provided by Dr. Cynthia G. Nassim and Dr. Meredith Irwin.
One in 88 children are diagnosed with autism in the United States. Early intervention that maximizes treatment during the time of brain growth and plasticity, before age 2, is important. The average age of diagnosis in Indiana is 5.3 years, but early screening with referral to a level 2 diagnostic clinic can mean diagnosis as early as 18 months of age.
“Even children who are not found to meet criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder may still have developmental delays. Uncovering those delays earlier through level 2 diagnostics, will enable the child to receive additional care and therapies to promote a better outcome,” says Cynthia G. Nassim, MD FAAP.
To qualify for this level of testing, a child must be between the ages of 18-42 months and have a referral from their primary care provider.
Contact us at the number below for any questions or to make an appointment:
Nassim McMonigle & Mescia PSC
2305 Green Valley Road, New Albany, IN