The Council on Children with Disabilities Autism Subcommittee provides evidence-based guidance specific to caring for children and youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and facilitates the translation of same into education, practice, policy and advocacy for pediatricians, caregivers, and the public.
Objectives of the Autism Subcommittee include the following:
Provide evidence-based guidance to pediatric primary care clinicians on screening, diagnosis, and management of children and youth with ASD.
Develop educational initiatives to build capacity among pediatric primary care clinicians who care for children and youth with ASD.
Increase awareness of evidence-based ASD guidance and recommendations for caregivers of individuals with ASD.
Provide guidance and direction for policy and advocacy initiatives that promote and support recommendations outlined in AAP ASD publications.
Promote health equity for children and youth with ASD and their families/caregivers.
Autism Subcommittee Members
Kristin Sohl, MD, FAAP
Robin Blitz, MD, FAAP
Sarabeth Broder-Fingert, MD, MPH, FAAP
Alice Kuo, MD, PhD, MBA, FAAP
Los Angeles, CA
Steven Merahan, MD, FAAP
Sara Swoboda, MD, FAAP
St. Luke’s Health System
Paul Carbone, MD, FAAP
Immediate Past Chairperson
Gyasi Burks-Abbott, MS
Autistic Individual Member
Hae Young Park, MPH
Liaison, Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Myriam Peralta, MD, FAAP
Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Members
Karyl Rattay, MD, MS, FAAP
Liaison, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
American Academy of Pediatrics