Complex and challenging, autism spectrum disorders often pose great difficulties for patients and their families. To improve options for people with these disorders, including young adults, Rush University Medical Center has established the Autism Assessment, Research, Treatment and Services (AARTS) Program.
The program serves patients from preschool age through their 20s, providing thorough assessments of their capabilities, needs, and physical and mental health, then offering a combination of advanced medical and psychological treatments. In addition, the program has a research aspect for identifying promising new treatments for medical and psychological problems associated with autism spectrum disorders.
"With the AARTS Program, we're able to tailor evaluations and treatment interventions far beyond what we've been able to do in the past," says Louis Kraus, MD, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Rush. "We hope that this greatly improves the quality of life for individuals with autism spectrum disorders — and helps their families to better understand and accommodate their needs."
Looking for a Doctor?
Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, is a leader in caring for people of all ages, from newborns through older adults.
Just phone (888) 352-RUSH or (888) 352-7874 for help finding the doctor at Rush who's right for you.
Looking for More Health Information?
Visit our Health Information home page.
Visit Discover Rush's Web Resource page to find articles on health topics and recent health news from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. You will also find many helpful links to other areas of our site.
Looking for Information About Medical Treatment and Services at Rush?
Visit the Clinical Services home page.
Looking for Clinical Trials at Rush?
Visit the Clinical Trials home page.