A screening tool identifies a child who is at risk for a diagnosis of autism. A positive screening does not mean your child is autistic. It means that specialists need to gather more information to understand your child’s strengths and challenges. Examples of developmental screening tools: MCHAT (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers), ASQ (Ages and Stages Questionnaire), CAST (Childhood Autism Spectrum Test). Also, an autistic child may have normal screening scores using these tools and actually be autistic, which is also why a complete evaluation based solely on parental, teacher, or medical provider concern can be so important.
In Island County:
APIC strives to ensure each child has a medical home. If your child does not have a medical home or primary care provider, please call Pediatric Associates of Whidbey Island at 360-675-5555 or 360-331-1314.
Child Find: Early Intervention Services--Ages Birth-3:
Toddler Learning Center, Whidbey (360) 679-1039
Sherwood Community Services, Camano (360) 629-1236
School District Special Education: Ages 3-21
South Whidbey School District: (360) 221-6808 x2206
Coupeville School District: (360) 678-2404
Oak Harbor School District: Ages 5-21 (360) 279-5071
OHSD Hand in Hand: Ages 3-5 (360) 279-5928
Pediatric Associates of Whidbey Island
Oak Harbor: (360) 675-5555
Freeland: (360) 331-1314