Not sure if your toddler’s behavior is cause for concern? Pediatric behavioral health specialist Veena Ahuja, MD, explains the early signs of autism spectrum disorder — and explains what parents should do if they notice these signs in their child.
The autism risk index is a new tool that may make autism diagnosis easier and more objective. The index shows a child’s risk of having autism based on eye gaze.
There is no known cure for autism. But recent research might make parents wonder if it ever goes away — either through therapy or through a child simply growing older.
When Thomas Frazier, PhD, works with parents of children with autism, he knows what they’re experiencing firsthand. And he has plenty of empathy and advice to offer.
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Contributor: Thomas Frazier, II, PhD When you think of “autism,” does a male child come to mind? It’s understandable if you answer “yes.” Past estimates have suggested that for every female on the autism spectrum, there are three to four males. On the high-functioning end of the spectrum, estimates have been even higher — in … Read More
Ongoing beliefs that the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine causes autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have persisted. However, ongoing research has shown no link between the vaccine and the disorder. Now, a large new study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association finds the MMR vaccination has no association to the development of autism — even among children who … Read More