This week the US Preventive Services Task Force affirmed their recommendations regarding routine screening for autism in young children – that there is insufficient information on which to make a clear recommendation. The recommendation can be found using the following link: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/autism-spectrum-disorder-in-young-children-screening?ds=1&s=autism.
The February 2016 issue of Pediatrics includes a special supplement from the AIR-P/ATN titled "Health Care for Children and Youth with Autism and Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders". This is the second supplement in Pediatrics by the AIR-P/ATN, the first was published in 2012. This supplement reports on research carried out by network investigators, including analyses of the AS ATN Registry. The 2016 supplement also highlights the work of other research supported by the U.S.
On behalf of Dr. Kristin Sohl, we are pleased to announce that Dr. Ben Handen will be the next co-chair for the AIRP/ATN Network Steering Committee. He will serve alongside Dr. Kristin Sohl and will lead the committee and network during the next cycle. Former co-chair, Dr. Patty Manning will continue to be instrumental in the network and will certainly plan a continued advisory role. We thank her for all her time and dedication of the past years.
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Handen!
Please join our Network leadership team in congratulating our very own, Dr. Jim Perrin, in being elected to the National Academy of Medicine! This is a tremendous and well-deserved honor!
For more information about the NAM and the elected members please follow the link: https://nam.edu/national-academy-of-medicine-elects-79-new-members/