Are We Asking the Proper Question?

Dr. Dworkin of the Help Me Grow National Network has written a blog post discussing the recent US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) draft of a report, Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Young Children. The draft report states that it cannot presently make a recommendation either in favor of or against autism spectrum disorder screening, and calls for more research to better determine risks and benefits.

dr dworkin 2
Photo Credit

The draft report may come as a surprise, and Dr. Dworkin acknowledges that “when insufficient research is available, the Task Force acknowledges the lack of evidence, neither recommends nor discourages the activity, and calls for more research.” Dr. Dworkin supports the call for more research, and also explains why he still supports developmental screenings. Read more from Dr. Dworkin here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Help Me Grow Alabama

Help Me Grow Alabama is an affiliate of the Help Me Grow National Network and a program of the Alabama Partnership for Children.


Help Me Grow Alabama is funded by the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education through the Preschool Development Grant and the Alabama Department of Human Resources.


HelpMeGrow Partner

HelpMeGrow Partner

HelpMeGrow Partner