WHAT IS THE RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER FOR AUTISM ASSESSMENT RESEARCH TREATMENT AND SERVICES (AARTS)?
The AARTS Center at Rush offers unparalleled expertise in diagnosing and treating children, adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). A distinct advantage UAS offers is our relationship with, and proximity to, Rush University Medical Center's AARTS program.
All residents will need some form of assessment and medical clearance from our partners at the Rush AARTS program. At the very least, we require one visit with a psychiatrist from the AARTS program to establish a medical baseline and for admission approval. In order to provide the safest and most appropriate environment, we cannot admit any residents without this step. Depending on the nature of your family’s needs, we also recommend a records review and visit with UAS Clinical Director to determine if further psychological assessment is needed.
We feel that we can most effectively help your family if you make the best use of these resources at the start. Developing individualized programs begins with accurate assessment data. Full disclosure of psychiatric and independent-living challenges by families is needed in order to appropriately serve all residents safely and effectively.
Learn more about the AARTS Center.