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What is a Medical versus Educational Diagnosis of Autism

I get this question a lot, especially from a new family who is perhaps on a waiting list for a medical diagnosis but are starting the process for an educational diagnosis of autism in order to start services at school. It’s not even a question, really; many people (parents and educators, alike) may not even know there IS a difference between an educational diagnosis of autism and a medical diagnosis of autism. But, it’s important to know and understand, especially if you’re getting on this rollercoaster for the first time. Some important information before we go into the differences: What

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educational diagnosis of autism

What is a Medical versus Educational Diagnosis of Autism

I get this question a lot, especially from a new family who is perhaps on a waiting list for a medical diagnosis but are starting the process for an educational diagnosis of autism in order to start services at school. It’s not even a question, really; many people (parents and educators, alike) may not even know there IS a difference between an educational diagnosis of autism and a medical diagnosis of autism. But, it’s important to know and understand, especially if you’re getting on this rollercoaster for the first time. Some important information before we go into the differences: What

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