Autistic Spectrum Digest (Autism) Issue 22, September 2015 - Page 9

USA News in Review Doctors concerned over U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) β€” an independent, governmentbacked panel of doctors β€” said in a statement that they found no sufficient evidence to support the universal screening of children aged three years and under for autism. Urban Youth Collaborative interns serve at summer camp for youths with autism This statement by the USPSTF raised concerns as numerous doctors worry it could have a negative impact on their already strained efforts to push for early intervention for children on the autism spectrum. Fitchburg, Mass. β€” Interns from a Department of Developmental Services-funded summer internship program called the Urban Youth Collaborative served at the TREK-Synergy Summer Camp for youths with autism. The camp, an initiative of LUK, Inc. under its Teaching Reaching and Experiencing with Kid (TREK) program, aims for its participants to reach their full potential through activities that help maximize their growth and learning, called adventure based and experiential learning, also known as the AB/EL. College Success Camp preps students with autism for college Cincinnati β€”The University of