The Armed Forces Scottish Rite Bodies at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, (Armed Forces Consistory) have donated $1,500 to fund a University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) diagnostic outreach clinic for post children.
KUMC clinics test for autism and learning difficulties as part of the University of Kansas Hospital Center for Childhood Assessment.
KUMC Hearing and Speech Clinic’s rapid diagnosis allows the children to get into therapy programs quickly. This is particularly important to transient military families such as Command and General Staff College student families who are at Fort Leavenworth for only ten months. It normally takes from four to nine months to get children into the regular diagnostic clinics, and it is very important to begin autism therapy at the earliest possible age. Once diagnosed, some of the therapy programs are handled by KUMC and Tricare and some by special education programs through the school districts.