Support the Autism Center at the
LSU Health Shreveport Children’s Center
Thank you for supporting the Autism Center located at the LSU Health Shreveport Children’s Clinic at the School of Allied Health Professions.
The Autism Center is a much-needed resource for children and their families in our community. 1 in every 54 children in the United States has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The average age of diagnosis in the United States is 4-years old, however, the average age of diagnosis in Louisiana is 6-years old. “Early intervention is key in treating ASD in these children,” says Dr. Michelle Yetman, Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor at LSU Health Shreveport.
The Children’s Center has been the premier diagnostic center for ASD, as well as other behavioral disorders, but has not been able to provide therapy services for children until a recent gift established the Autism Center. The center currently provides Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), a highly-effective therapy treatment, for children with ASD.
With your support, the center can serve more children in our community as an established treatment facility for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.