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ATN/AIR-P Medication Decision Aid

Many families of children and adults with autism are faced with the option of using medicines to help treat their child’s challenging behaviors. This is a difficult medical decision and there is no one right answer.  

This tool kit can be used at any point in your decision-making process, including the re-evaluation of medications your child is now taking.      

Sections include:

  • Comparing the options
  • Considering benefits and risks
  • Clarifying personal values
  • Medications and side effects
  • Questions to ask providers
  • Personal stories

"These materials are the product of on-going activities of the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network, a funded program of Autism Speaks. It is supported by cooperative agreement UA3 MC 11054 through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Research Program to the Massachusetts General Hospital. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the MCHB, HRSA, HHS, or Autism Speaks."

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Medication Decision Aid

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