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An Introduction to the Network

The South Carolina Autism Treatment Network is a grant funded project designed to address the need for early identification, therapeutic and educational intervention, and family support in light of the explosion in the prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders from 1/2500 in 1985 to the current prevalence estimate of 1/88, more specifically 1/54 males and 1/252 females (MMWR 2012).

To achieve this goal, Autism Spectrum Disorder specialists from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and the Greenville Hospital System are teaming together to establish, train, and support a network of pediatricians who will provide pediatric medical homes for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Through the creation of these pediatric medical homes, The South Carolina Autism Treatment Network will make strides toward bridging the gap between the initial assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders and needed provision of professional medical services for these children.

* The SCATN is funded in part by the South Carolina Developmental Disabilities Council.