Autism Symptoms & Diagnoses

Spot the signs of autism (symptoms can include lack of affection and inability to say words) and make sure to talk to your child's pediatrician for a proper diagnosis.

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A Hearing Test Could Help Detect Autism at Birth
A new study finds an in-depth hearing test could help doctors and parents know right away if a child is at greater risk for autism.
U.S. Parents Rate Their Kids' Autism Symptoms More Severely Than Other Countries
Culture may play a role in the degree to which certain ASD behaviors are perceived as problematic, says a new study that includes multiple countries.
We May Be Able to Diagnose Autism Before Age 1
Researchers say a new test may be able to predict an autism diagnosis before a child's first birthday.
Pregnancy Timing and Autism Risk: One Mom's Thoughts on a New Study
Sometimes I come across a study on autism—like this one—that doesn't seem to add much to the conversation and seems only to cause more confusion or fear.
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Understanding Autism
With a rise in diagnosed cases and a sea of conflicting information, autism is a condition that leaves many parents terrified. Yet affected families have every reason to be hopeful about the future.
The ABCs of Asperger's Syndrome: An A-to-Z Guide to Understanding the Symptoms of Asperger's
One woman and her grandson use the alphabet to explain personal perspectives on this mild form of autism.