What are the CDC guidelines for assessment of autism spectrum disorders in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD)?

Updated: Aug 17, 2020
  • Author: Twee T Do, MD; Chief Editor: Jeffrey D Thomson, MD  more...
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Recommendations regarding autism spectrum disorders include the following:

  • Screening in children suspected of having language delays, restricted or repetitive behavior patterns, or deficits in social functioning (as identified by caregiver or because of professional concerns)
  • Refer to an experienced professional for comprehensive assessment and management of an autism spectrum disorder following positive screening or if ongoing concerns exist

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