Taking the Work Out of Blood Work

A guide to blood draws for children with autism spectrum disorders.

For Parents

A Happy Family

For Providers

Nurse with a Child

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This publication was developed by Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) long-term trainees Whitney Loring, Psy.D., Kristen Reeslund, Ph.D., Dwayne Dove, M.D., Ph.D., Michelle Reising, M.S., and Melanie McDaniel, B.A., and LEND faculty members Evon Batey Lee, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Psychology, & Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University and Psychological Assessment Coordinator, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, and Cassandra Newsom, Psy.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics & Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University and Director of Psychology Education, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, The Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders.

These materials are the product of on-going activities of the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network, a funded program of Autism Speaks. It is supported by cooperative agreement UA3 MC 11054 through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Research Program to the Massachusetts General Hospital. Website hosting, design, and maintenance provided by the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center.

This guide was edited, designed, and produced by the Dissemination and Graphics staff of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and the Autism Treatment Network/Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health. We are grateful for review and suggestions by many, including by families associated with the Autism Treatment Network site at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. This publication may be distributed as is or, at no cost, may be individualized as an electronic file for your production and dissemination, so that it includes your organization and its most frequent referrals. For revision information, please contact atn@autismspeaks.org. For web related issues please contact kc@vumc.org