The USPSTF’s new autism screening recommendations: What they mean for your patients

boy autism USPTF recommendationsThe U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s (USPSTF) recently published draft recommendation about screening for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) comes out against early screening for ASD. The recommendation is in its public comment phase, and many specialists in pediatric development are raising concerns about its conclusions.

On our sister blog Thriving,  Sarah Spence, MD, PhD, and Carolyn Bridgemohan, MD, who co-direct Boston Children’s Hospital’s Autism Spectrum Center, offer up five insights about the draft recommendation and what the research says about early ASD screening.

Read Spence and Bridgemohan’s thoughts on Thriving.