Panel Says Evidence Is Lacking On Universal Screening For Autism

The earlier a child with autism can be identified and get treatment the better, child development specialists say. So there’s been a push to have pediatricians give all toddlers screening tests for autism during well child visits.
But the influential U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said Tuesday that there’s not yet enough evidence to show that screening all children delivers measurable benefits, a decision sure to frustrate or anger many in the autism community. Read more.

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