FRANKFORT, Ky. — Improving early diagnosis for children with autism is the business strategy of a new virtual clinic called As You Are, which is beginning operations today in Kentucky, Alabama, New Jersey, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Parents can face very long wait times to receive answers. As You Are aims to solve this problem by increasing access to a team of pediatricians who provide evaluations for autism to children 16 months to 10 years old using exclusively telehealth appointments. Families who complete the assessment process can receive a diagnosis in less than one month.
It is managed and operated by Quadrant Biosciences Inc., a life sciences company that aims to improve the lives of children and families by delivering innovative diagnostic, therapeutic and virtual care solutions. Headquartered in Syracuse, N.Y., and located throughout the SUNY Upstate Medical University campus, Quadrant Biosciences has grown to 180+ employees since 2015.
“Starting interventions during the early developmental period is critical for children, yet today, the wait times for an evaluation for autism can be between 12-30 months. As You Are can reduce the time to diagnosis to less than 30 days,” said chief medical officer Dr. Kortney West. “There is a significant need across our country for autism diagnoses to be made earlier to help our next generations thrive.”
According to the company, teams use exclusively virtual appointments to make the experience faster and more accessible and employ an evidence-based approach, making the process as rigorous as possible. By connecting families with physicians, As You Are equips families with the knowledge and resources families need to help children flourish, regardless of their location.
“Over 80% of all counties in the U.S. lack diagnostic resources,” said Kayla Wagner, CEO. “As You Are transcends geographic barriers to provide timely and high-quality care for patients in the comfort of their own home.”
The telehealth access service plans to expand nationwide. To learn more about how to get started, visit AsYouAre.com.