Future Goals and Next Steps

Although genetic testing is recommended as the standard of care for people with autism and developmental disabilities, it is only occurring in the minority of patients. Through his Precision Medicine in Autism (PRISMA) study, Dr. Moreno De Luca is working on identifying barriers and opportunities around genetic testing for autism through a survey titled “Attitudes, Perspectives, and Results of Genetic Testing in Autism Disorders” that is designed to assess knowledge and expectations from genetics testing within the context of autism treatment, and which has been developed in English and Spanish to capture a wide and inclusive perspective. Over 200 families and people with ASD from RICART have already made their voices heard, and we are in the process of analyzing the results and expect to apply what we learn from them to enhance clinical care for autism in R.

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