Centrum Diagnozy, Terapii i Edukacji SPECTRUM ASC-MED specializes in the diagnosis, therapy and education across the age range in Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC, frequently defined as ASD – Autism Spectrum Disorders). Provides medical and psychological assessment, treatment, and consultancy, conducts research, and develops diagnostic instruments, creates EIPs (Education Individualized Programs), and trainings to the professionals in all areas relating to autism spectrum conditions. SPECTRUM ASC-MED is fronted by Dr. Agnieszka Rynkiewicz, a physician and special education teacher with over 20 years’ experience doing clinical work, teaching, training and research work in psychiatry and special education with main focus on autism spectrum conditions. The recent international work included:
Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission. Grant No P000698
Specialist: Bryan King, MD, MBA. Project Institution: Neurodevelopmental Disorders Research Lab, Institute of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Rzeszów
Field of study: Public/Global Health
Project title: “Autism symptomatology in females and ADOS-2”
within the registered study (URKB-8/6/2017)
“Comparing the effect of tactile desensitization on the level of endogenous oxytocin (OT), presented autistic traits and social communication skill between males and females with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)”
Principal Investigator (PI) – Agnieszka Rynkiewicz, MAT, MD, PhD
- Developed Polish integrated Internet-based environment for social inclusion of children with autism spectrum conditions (ASC) called EmotiPlay within ASC-Inclusion project. This is interactive program which assists children to understand and express emotions through facial expressions, tone-of-voice and body gestures.
- Created Polish version of STAT™ – Screening Tool for Autism in Toddlers and Young Children (EN – authors: W. Stone and O. Ousley); STAT – Test przesiewowy pod kątem autyzmu dla małych dzieci (Polish translation of STAT™ protocols – Agnieszka Rynkiewicz, 2012). The empirically based, interactive test used to screen for autism in children between 24 and 36 months.
- Developed Q-ASC (Girls’ Questionnaire for Autism Spectrum Conditions), authors: Tony Attwood, Michelle Garnett, Agnieszka Rynkiewicz – a screening tool for girls on the autism spectrum).
The research leading to the software product within ASC-Inclusion project has received funding from the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7, 2007-2013), under grant agreement n° 289021.
We colaborate with:
- Autism Research Center
- University of Rzeszów, Faculty of Medicine
- Medical University of Gdansk
- UCSF Department of Psychiatry
- Neurolimbic Research Laboratory, Harvard Medical School
- Fundacja Synapsis
- Solis Radius
- Stowarzyszenie Pomocy Osobom Autystycznym
- Seattle Children’s Autism Center
- Haring Center
- Minds & Hearts
- Autism Society
- Autism Europe