The Childhood Autism Rating Scale 2nd ed. (CARS2) helps to identify children with autism and determine symptom severity through quantifiable ratings based on direct observation, for children aged 2 years and above.
It includes two 15-item rating scales completed by the clinician (each designed for a different population-Standard and High Functioning); and an unscored Parent/Caregiver Questionnaire, that gathers information for use in marking the Standard and High Functioning ratings.
The CARS2 Manual provides information on:
PART II of the Manual is the Technical Guide, outlining the development of the CARS Method and Psychometric Properties.