AUTISM

AUTISM

June 11, 2012

Brain Imaging Could Detect Autism Risk in Infants as Young as 6 Months


Early intervention may help curb some of the more severe symptoms of autism. The question is, How do we identify at-risk children early enough?

By ALICE PARK
Full story: Time Healthland

A new study offers some good news for families with autism. Most children affected by the disorder do not have intellectual disabilities, the study finds, and even among the severely low-functioning, about 10% may improve dramatically over time, with some growing out of their diagnosis by their teens.


The study tracked nearly 7,000 autistic children born in California between 1992 and 2001. The group included most of the children who received an autism diagnosis in the state during that time period. The kids were followed from diagnosis to age 14 or the oldest age they had reached by the time...

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