Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Living Edition
| Editors: Fred R. Volkmar

Medical Home and ASD

  • Lisa Honigfeld
  • Judith Meyers
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6435-8_102179-1


An effective approach for delivering comprehensive pediatric primary care medical services to all children, including those with ASD.

Historical Background

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families receive many services delivered in their homes, schools, early care and education programs, and community agencies, but the primary health-care site plays a unique and significant role in the care for children with, and at risk for, ASD. Although all children may not receive home visiting services, or may not attend early care and education programs, more than 90 percent of young children, across all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic categories, have a visit with a health provider each year (Department of Health and Human Services 2014). The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines for pediatric primary care, which are accepted by state Medicaid programs and commercial insurance plans, call for 13 well-child visits before school entry (American...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Child Health and Development Institute of ConnecticutFarmingtonUSA