Medical Academy Of Pediatric Special Needs Specialist

Greater Regional Health

Cheri Standing, MD

Pediatrician located in Creston, IA

Dr. Standing is a MAPS member and has received specialized education through MAPS conferences.

Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs Q & A

What is MAPS?

The Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs, or MAPS, is a group of physicians and scientists whose mission statement is “To prepare medical professionals in delivering the best possible care to children with autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other special needs conditions.”

How can my child benefit from a MAPS provider?

“MAPS is working with the leading pediatric research institutes, as well as recruiting medical and scientific experts in the fields of Autism Spectrum Disorders and environmental medicine to develop…one of the largest care- focused treatment databases dedicated to this area of practice. The timely development of this standard of care becomes even more critical when so many parents are turning to the internet for self-education. With so much
“junk science” being pushed on these vulnerable families, they turn to us with their questions, concerns and hopes for a better life. And we, as concerned physicians, must be prepared. The same over-abundance of information is
a challenge to us as well. That is why this group of physicians and scientists have joined together with the mission of evaluating and disseminating the practical research and established treatments of ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)” Dan Rossignol, MD, FAAFP, FMAP, MAPS president and father of 2 children diagnosed with Autism.

As a MAPS member, Dr. Standing has access to resources, scientific evidence based education, peer interaction and professional support. She brings a wealth of information to her practice that is backed by this respected professional association.

Learn more about MAPS at then call our office to find out how we can work together!