Identifying and Caring for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Course for Pediatric Clinicians
Developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Children with Disabilities Autism Subcommittee, this self-paced online PediaLink course educates pediatric clinicians about evidence-based practices in caring for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The course consists of 7 units, each grounded in recommendations from the AAP clinical report, “Identification, Evaluation and Management of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.” Learners may complete all units or select specific units they would like to complete based on their needs, capacity, and professional interests. Units within the course are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 2 points.
Caring for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Resource Toolkit for Clinicians, 3rd Edition
Completely updated and revised, this toolkit provides practical guidance and fillable forms to facilitate optimal care for children and youth with autism spectrum disorder in the medical home. The toolkit was edited by members of the AAP Council on Children with Disabilities Autism Subcommittee.
EQIPP: Bright Futures – Infancy and Early Childhood
This web-based quality improvement course enhances pediatrician understanding and implementation of the
Bright Futures Guidelines for Health Supervision, 4th edition guidelines, including screening recommendations for ASD. This EQIPP course is free for AAP members and provides 25 Maintenance of Certification Part IV credits.
Screening Technical Assistance & Resource Center
The goal of the Screening in Practices Initiative is to improve the health, wellness, and development of children through practice and system-based interventions to increase rates of early childhood screening, referral and follow up. The center includes information about screening, referral, and follow up for developmental disabilities such as ASD.
AAP Statement on US Preventive Services Task Force Final Recommendation Statement on Autism Screening
Published in 2016, this statement from the AAP reiterates the Academy's recommendation that all children should be screened for ASD at ages 18 and 24 months, along with regular developmental surveillance.