The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently issued new guidelines for identifying and evaluating children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to accelerate diagnosis and onset of treatment. Currently, the average age of diagnosis is 4 years; the AAP's goal is to have a diagnosis before age 2. The guidelines recommend general developmental screening at nine, 18, and 30 months of age, and autism-specific standardized primary care screening at 18 and 24 months old. The medical and behavioral features of ASD should be managed from infancy through adolescence. To provide appropriate care to all children and families affected by . . .