Original ArticlesPerceptions on Screening for Developmental Disabilities and Autism in Childcare SettingsUzonyi, Thelma E. PhD; Page, Jessica M. PhD; DuBay, Michaela PhD; Crais, Elizabeth R. PhD Author Information Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis (Dr Uzonyi); Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill (Dr Page); and Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Department of Allied Health Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill (Drs DuBay and Crais). Correspondence: Thelma E. Uzonyi, PhD, Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 600 Henley Street, Suite 119, Knoxville, TN 37996 ([email protected]). Jessica M. Page is now at the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Northwestern University. Michaela DuBay is now at the Department of Human Services, Curry School of Education and Human Services, University of Virginia. This work was partially supported by the Office of Special Education Programs, Department of Education Leadership grants H325D160060 and H325D130041 that helped support Thelma E. Uzonyi and Michaela DuBay. This study's contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the funding agency. Preliminary results were presented at the 2017 meeting of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in Los Angeles, California, and the 2017 International Meeting for Autism Research in San Francisco, California. We would like to thank the participants in the study for their time, and Dr. Rebecca Pretzel for her guidance and resources. The authors have no known conflicts of interest associated with this publication and there has been no significant financial support for this work that could have influenced its outcome. Supplemental digital content is available for this article. Direct URL citations appear in the printed text and are provided in the HTML and PDF versions of this article on the journal's Web site (www.iycjournal.com). Infants & Young Children 35(2):p 133-149, April/June 2022. | DOI: 10.1097/IYC.0000000000000213 Buy SDC Metrics Abstract This qualitative study explored the knowledge and perceptions about early screening for developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in childcare settings using semistructured interviews with directors, teachers, and parents at 12 childcare centers. Results indicated that most of the directors and teachers, who were interviewed, were cautiously open to implementing screening programs but wanted additional training in recognizing early signs of ASD and other developmental disabilities, as well as communicating with families about concerns. All interviewed parents reported wanting childcare professionals to communicate with them if they had developmental concerns for their child, and all but one parent was open to the idea of universal screening at their child's center. © 2022 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.