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USPSTF Request for Public Comment: Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Young Children

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On behalf of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, researchers at PolicyLab responded to a request for comment on the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) draft research plan for evaluating “Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Young Children."

In reviewing the draft research plan, our researchers have identified several areas to consider as important contributors to early diagnosis and intervention, including disparities in screening practices, screening accuracy and referral decisions. In addition to submitting these comments, our researchers also wrote about their considerations in a blog post.


Wallis KE, Bennett A, Gerdes M, Guthrie W, Levy SE, Miller JS