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A New Interactive Autism Screening Tool for Early Childhood Providers



Currently the average age of diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder in the US is close to 4 years of age

(signs can be seen as early as 12 months of age).


It is important to think of a new system and new way to identify early ASD:

To identify early to treat early and to change the course of the disorder and significantly reduce its impact.


This is an urgent public health need and not only in the US but globally.

The RITA-T will allow the screening and identification of toddlers as early as 18 months of age.



Join us at our next RITA-T training through Zoom on Thursday, December 10, 2020.


Please see our event flyer here!


Interested in attending? Sign up!


Come learn more about the RITA-T and become reliably trained to administer it and score it in your practice/program. Be the change!


Sessions include:

• Early signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder

• Autism Screening tools

• Overview and introduction of the RITA-T

• Early Intervention/RITA-T model

• Primary care pediatrics model

• Ongoing Study for Validation of RITA-T through Telehealth

• RITA-T reliable training

• CME credits

CME Accreditation Statement

The University of Massachusetts Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

The University of Massachusetts Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing: This offering meets the requirements for a maximum of 4.2 contact hours, as specified by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244-CMR 5.04). Each nurse should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity


What is the RITA-T Screening Test

The RITA-T is a new Level 2 screening tests: it is to be administered on young children identified at risk for ASD, or who scored positive on a Level 1 screening test, or providers are worried about.

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RITA-T Training Course

We have developed an online training program to improve access, while providing at same time educational material on early signs of autism, different models that have integrated the RITA-T.

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