The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) is a semi-structured, standardized assessment of social interaction, communication, play, and imaginative use of materials for individuals suspected of having autism spectrum disorders. The ADOS consists of 5 modules, each designed to be administered to different individuals according to their level of expressive language. The behaviours of the test subject are given a score between zero and three against that of a neurotypical person, with three indicating abnormal function.
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First used: 13 October 2021
Autism spectrum disorders are believed to affect 1 in 160 children globally. At present, there are no FDA-approved treatments for autistic adults. There has been little research to date regarding the use of psychedelics to treat autism spectrum disorders, however, one trial using MDMA yielded promising results.