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A New Interactive Autism Screening Tool for Early Childhood Providers

 

 

Currently the average age of diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder in the US is close to 4 years of age

(signs can be seen as early as 12 months of age).

 

It is important to think of a new system and new way to identify early ASD:

To identify early to treat early and to change the course of the disorder and significantly reduce its impact.

 

This is an urgent public health need and not only in the US but globally.

The RITA-T will allow the screening and identification of toddlers as early as 18 months of age.

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Click here to view an administration of the RITA-T!

 

LATEST NEWS

The RITA-T Team is hosting a live Zoom training on Thursday, June 10, 2021. 

Interested in attending? Sign up!

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RITA-T Telehealth Validation Poster

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Telehealth Info Session: Our team will be holding an information session on the RITA-T Telehealth on Thursday, June 10th from 12 to 1 pm. If you are interested in learning about the telehealth validation and collaborating with us on this project, please join our Zoom session!

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UPDATE on the RITA-T Kits: We have added more diverse infant/toddler pictures with our screening kit! 

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Check out UMass Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics' newest project: Project A.N.C.H.O.R.

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Pediatric Grand Rounds on April 2, 2021

Link to Presentation Slides

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The RITA-T Team's newest journal article is out:

"Improving Early Identification and Access to Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Toddlers in a Culturally Diverse Community with the Rapid Interactive Screening Test for Autism in Toddlers"

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What is the RITA-T Screening Test

The RITA-T is a new Level 2 screening tests: it is to be administered on young children identified at risk for ASD, or who scored positive on a Level 1 screening test, or providers are worried about.

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RITA-T Training Course

We have developed an online training program to improve access, while providing at same time educational material on early signs of autism, different models that have integrated the RITA-T.

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