Experts at the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) have successfully launched the first-ever set of standard treatments for autistic children and adults. One of the leading autism care providers in the USA, Dr Adam Hahs from Hopebridge appeared on Good Day Columbus, Ohio to discuss the Autism Spectrum Disorder Standard Set (ASDSS). ASDSS is aimed at providing enhanced care for autistic people from toddlerhood to adulthood.
Autism experts from around the world have come together to create the ASDSS. It can be easily implemented by doctors engaged in caring for autistic people, irrespective of the method of treatment being used. It will improve the standard of autism care received by the patients by giving them all the relevant information required to make informed choices when it comes to treatment options.
According to ICHOM, the global implementation of ASDSS will boost value-based healthcare by empowering the autistic community with data and statistics. It will also help them choose methods that are more effective in treating the symptoms of ASD.
ASDSS is a first-of-its-kind set of treatments for autism that also measures the efficacy of the treatment by monitoring the therapy outcomes. This is achieved by providing the clinicians with a set of recommendations to measure treatment outcomes covering the following domains:
- Social communication.
- Repetitive and restrictive behaviors.
- Daily functions.
- Quality of Life.
- Functioning vis-à-vis family.
- Emotional regulation.
- Sleep issues.