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Revista Psicologia e Saúde

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ARAUJO, Jeane A. M. R.; VERAS, André B.  and  VARELLA, André A. B.. Brief considerations regarding the attention to individuals with autism spectrum disorder in the public health system. Rev. Psicol. Saúde [online]. 2019, vol.11, n.1, pp. 89-98. ISSN 2177-093X.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (TEA) is a neurodevelopmental disorder, characterized by deficits in social communication and by the presence of repetitive patterns of behavior. As a chronic condition, TEAD usually requires attention from interdisciplinary teams as it affects development in many areas. Recently, the Brazilian Ministry of Health (MS) published two documents establishing the guidelines for attention and rehabilitation of people with TEA in the national public health system. This article aims to characterize and analyze these guidelines and the recommended therapeutic approaches. The analysis showed the recognition of the TEA as a condition with the same rights as people with disabilities. The care approach is essentially multidisciplinary and supported by the Psychosocial Attention Network, but the criteria for recommending the therapeutic approaches and the place where therapies would be offered are not clear. Some implications for TEA treatment are discussed.

Keywords : public health; Unified Health System; rehabilitation; Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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