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Screening & Diagnosis

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have developed the “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” program to assist in the early detection and intervention of Autism Spectrum Disorder. From birth to 5 years of age, your child should reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, act and move. The “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” program helps track your child’s development, and provides guidance to help you act early if you have a concern. One of the most important things you can do as a parent or caregiver is to learn the early signs of autism and watch what developmental milestones your child should be reaching.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has no biological diagnostic test to detect autism. Using formal screening tools such as looking for childhood development milestones and several other diagnostic tests and tools can help. Using free online tools such as the M-CHAT (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers) can help when determining whether seeing a professional is an option. Diagnosing autism at an early stage is important when trying to navigate your Childs education. If your child isn’t reaching a majority of the developmental milestones below, be sure to talk with your doctor.

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The Green Apple Project aims to support families in caring for their loved ones on the autism spectrum by addressing their unmet needs. To this end, we offer scholarships to assist autistic individuals in their mental health and educational pursuits. This includes covering the costs of therapy, purchasing sensory kits, weighted blankets and vests, specialized childcare or adult acre, educational aids such as tablets and sensory toys, tutors, and transportation to appointments with specialists outside the Lewis Clark Valley. 

If you require assistance in more than one area, kindly complete an individual application for each category. Please note that scholarships are subject to availability of funds and all personal information will be kept confidential. Click the Learn More at the bottom of this section to find the scholarships form.

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