A recent commentary entitled, “Rethinking autism spectrum disorder assessment for children during COVID-19 and beyond” was published in the journal Autism Research in September 2021. Drs. Wendy Stone and Lisa Ibanez are two of the co-authors of this opinion piece. The article described the challenges imposed on autism families and clinicians by the COVID-19 pandemic and by documented health disparities. The budding role of telehealth in autism assessments to mitigate these challenges is also discussed.
Spectrum News recently published a Q & A with two of the authors of the article, Drs. Lonnie Zwaigenbaum and Somer Bishop that you can read here: Q & A on Spectrum. Look for the shout-out to our very own Dr. Ibanez, who emphasizes that the COVID-19 pandemic offers a good starting point for hitting the “re-set” button for rethinking the goals of autism assessments and providing equitable access.
Published by Spectrum, the leading site for autism research news.