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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Early Autism Diagnosis: What Parents Need to Know

Science is getting closer to diagnosing autism in infancy, but in the meantime, here's what to look out for.

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.