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SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – Headquartered in San Antonio, As You Are is a new virtual clinic focused on diagnosing children with autism sooner. Telehealth appointments with a physician are now available in Texas. By providing diagnostic services for children aged 16 months to 10 years when there is a question of autism, As You Are is breaking geographic barriers for families who have been sitting on long waitlists, helping diagnose more children early in development. Chief Executive Officer and San Antonio local, Kayla Wagner, started As You Are because she saw a huge need to provide access to high quality care for children in every corner of the U.S.
“During the pandemic, I knew we had to create a solution to this problem. Many children and families wait for over three years, from a first suspicion to a final diagnosis of autism. No one should have to wait that long for any clinical diagnosis, especially children,” said Wagner. “Our trained pediatricians collapse wait times for a diagnosis from years to weeks.”
The patient experience with As You Are feels like an evaluation a family would receive in a doctor’s office, by using an evidence-based approach, but everything happens through video calls. This makes appointments with a trained physician more readily available to families.
“The demand is too great; there simply aren’t enough trained clinicians to diagnose autism,” said Chief Science Officer of As You Are, Dr. Thomas Frazier. “That’s why we hired pediatricians and then provided them with rigorous training so they can evaluate autism. I’m confident that our virtual process is rigorous, based on best practices, and provides a highly accurate approach to identifying autism.”
As You Are has already launched in Florida, Georgia, Virginia, Alabama, Kentucky, New Jersey, Ohio and Pennsylvania with plans to expand nationwide by the end of 2023. As You Are accepts insurance, including Medicaid and TriCare East; coverage is based on each patient’s specific benefits. To learn more about As You Are and how to get started, please visit AsYouAre.com. Media Contact: [email protected].
As You Are is managed and operated by Quadrant Biosciences Inc. and its affiliates. Quadrant Biosciences Inc. is a life sciences company dedicated to improving the lives of children and families by delivering innovative diagnostic, therapeutic, and virtual care solutions for global health priorities. Quadrant Biosciences is headquartered in Syracuse, NY, and located throughout the SUNY Upstate Medical University campus. To learn more, visit www.QuadrantBiosciences.com.