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Fortunately, the revised version does appear to be quite valid in its earlier identification of children with either ASD or another type of developmental delay—at least according to data shared in a study by Robins et al. (doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-1813) that we are early releasing this week.
Are you using this checklist at 18 months and following up with it at 24 months? If so, has it helped you make a diagnosis of an ASD sooner so appropriate early intervention can be instituted? Let us know by leaving a comment below or sharing your thoughts via Facebook or Twitter, or submitting an eLetter on our website.