An Interactive Autism Screening Tool for Early Childhood Providers

Currently the average age of diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder in the US is close to 4 years of age (signs can be seen as early as 12 months of age).


It is important to think of a new system and new way to identify early ASD: To identify early to treat early and to change the course of the disorder and significantly reduce its impact.


This is an urgent public health need and not only in the US but globally. Roula Choueiri, MD, is the co-developer of the Rapid Interactive Screening Test for Autism in Toddlers (RITA-T). The RITA-T will allow the screening and identification of toddlers as early as 18 months of age.  

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What is the RITA-T Screening Test

The RITA-T is a new Level 2 screening tests: it is to be administered on young children identified at risk for ASD, or who scored positive on a Level 1 screening test, or providers are worried about.

Rita-T Training Course

We have developed an online training program to improve access, while providing at the same time educational material on early signs of autism, different models that have integrated the RITA-T.

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