SPECTRUM ASC-MED specializes in the diagnosis, therapy and education across the age range in autism spectrum disorder (ASD), frequently defined as autism. We use standards and recommendations in ASD that are valid in such countries like UK, USA or Australia. We collaborate with the leading autism centers in the world. We diagnose autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children, adolescents and adults. We develop new diagnostic tests, computer-based therapy and educational programs together with the world-renowned experts in autism. We conduct scientific research. We train medical doctors and other professionals who work with patients with ASD and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
Agnieszka Rynkiewicz, MD, MAT, PhD is Associate Professor at Department of Psychiatry, College of Medical Sciences, University of Rzeszow in Poland. Received her MD and the Residency Training in Psychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry, Medical University of Gdansk (MUG) and Clinical Regional Psychiatric Hospital in Gdansk, Poland. She earned her PhD in Psychiatry from MUG and completed the United States Medical Licensing Examinations (USMLE) in USA. Additionally she holds MAT in Special Education from Seattle Pacific University in USA. She is internationally recognized certified ADOS-2 trainer, is certified in ADOS-2, ADI-R, BOSCC, BOSA and STAT™. She is the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) Global Senior Leader for Poland, is the Founder and Senior Leader of ECHO Autism Poland. Her interest includes the neurodevelopmental disorders, sex/gender differences in autism (ASD) and ICT-based solutions to the standardised assessments in ASD. Her research focuses on autism (ASD) in females, with the most recent work on midlife and menopause, neuroendocrine systems and reproductive hormones with subsequent health trajectories across cardiovascular and autoimmune conditions particularly in neurodivergent populations. More information HERE
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Her professional work included: Psychiatry Departments of Medical University of Gdansk, Poland; Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit, Seattle Children’s Hospital, USA; Brain Center for Applied Learning Research Institute, Seattle Pacific University, USA; Edmonds School District, USA; Department of Psychiatry and Developmental, Psychotic and Geriatric Psychiatry Medical University of Gdańsk; Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University of Rzeszow; between 2017 and 2019 created and chaired the Neurodevelopmental Disorders & Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Research Lab; between 2019 and 2021 created and chaired the Department of Psychiatry at College of Medical Sciences, University of Rzeszow in Poland.
Developed the Questionnaire for Autism Spectrum Conditions (Q-ASC by Attwood, Garnett, Rynkiewicz 2011) to identify gender-sensitive profiles of autism symptomatology. Co-authored Polish adaptation of STAT™. Created math scripts to TeachTown (USA), education software for children with special needs. Partnered to develop the integrated Internet-based environment for social inclusion of children with autism EmotiPlay within ASC-Inclusion project.
Recipient of the ENABLE Award 2014 in UK to the developer of new ICT to support disabled learners, the Diversity Travel Award by International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) in 2016, USA, the award in Prof. Walczak Programme NAWA 2020.
We create the assessments and programs to improve diagnosis, therapy and education in autism. We believe that properly conducted diagnostic process and therapy in autism based on the accepted standards and recommendations improve significantly the quality of life of individuals with autism (ASD). We train medical doctors and the other professionals who help ASD patients.
We work with the leading clinical centers and the universities in the world and Poland updating and expanding knowledge on autism to improve diagnostic and therapeutic methods.
ADI-R and ADOS-2 standardized assessments - identifying the gender-sensitive profiles of autism symptomatology Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission 2020 - 2023. Project № #P006029
The integrated Internet-based environment for social inclusion of children with autism spectrum conditions (ASC) created within the ASC-Inclusion project. Grant № 289021. It is the interactive therapeutic program to learn emotions expressed in three modalities: mimics, gestures and voice.
Polish version of the STAT - Screening Tool for Autism in Toddlers and Young Children). It is an interactive assessment used in screening of autism in children 24 to 36 months old (2-3 years).
A screening tool authored by Tony Attwood, Michelle Garnett, Agnieszka Rynkiewicz.
ASC-Inclusion project received funding from the European Commission, the Seventh Framework Program (FP, 2007-2013), grant No. 289021, Information and Communication Technologies, Goal ICT-2011.5.5: ICT for sustainable and personalized integration.