Over the course of the initial phase of ADEP, data show that lag time decreased significantly. Specifically, parent-reported baseline data indicated that the age of first concern was approximately 40 months. After launching ADEP, that number dropped to 18 months. Baseline data also indicated that age of diagnosis was nearly 62 months of age. Subsequent ADEP data indicated the age of diagnosis had dropped to 36 months of age. Finally, overall lag time, from age of first concern to diagnosis, decreased from 22 months to 18 months. Clearly, these data represent a significant impact on Ohio’s children and their future welfare.
Other findings from the pilot and subsequent project also include: