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HHS holds survey on autism services

North Dakota Health and Human services’ Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Force wants to know what North Dakotans think about the services, training, access, and needs of individuals with autism spectrum disorder in the state.

The task force is encouraging parents, individuals with autism spectrum disorder, service providers, educators, law enforcement, advocates, and other stakeholders to take a short online survey about the services offered by HHS. Kathy Barchenger is task force chair and the state autism coordinator.

"The survey is a way for us to find out what is going on across the state of North Dakota for families that are dealing with the autism diagnosis. We're trying to figure out what's working, what's not working, any comments that anyone wants to have about anything that's needed for kids with autism."

Barchenger says they want to understand the needs of people diagnosed with ASD in all walks of life and this survey will help them improve the care they offer.