Screening Technical Assistance & Resource (STAR) Center

​The Screening Technical Assistance & Resource Center (STAR Center) is a core component of the Screening in Practices Initiative, which seeks to improve the health, wellness, and development of children through practice and system-based interventions to increase rates of early childhood screening, counseling, referral, and follow-up for developmental milestonesmaternal depression, and social determinants of health. Funded by a grant from The JPB Foundation, the Initiative is working toward a system of care in which every child receives the screening, referral, and follow-up needed to foster healthy development.

 What's New

​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 FREE 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


Milestones Matter: Don’t Underestimate Developmental Surveillance

The AAP offers a FREE online PediaLink course that highlights the importance of developmental surveillance as an essential component of the new recommendations in the clinical report titled, “Promoting Optimal Development: Identifying Infants and Young Children with Developmental Disorders Through Developmental Surveillance and Screening.”  This course will help pediatricians recognize the value of early identification and intervention when developmental delays are suspected, and to identify the key surveillance and screening steps to incorporate into practice. Participants are eligible for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and 1 Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 2 points.

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