This summer, families with children whose doctors feel might be on the autism spectrum, won’t have to go to several different places for diagnosis and formulating a treatment plan. KSMU’s Michele Skalicky has more on the planned Mercy Autism Clinic.
The clinic will operate two days a month—on the 2nd and 3rd Mondays. Kyle John, child adolescent psychiatrist at Mercy Clinic, says they hope to open it in July. Primary care doctors will refer children to the clinic where they’ll undergo what he called an “exhaustive evaluation.”