Sometimes autism symptoms don’t show up in girls the same way they do in boys. In some cases they are more severe; in others, they’re less obvious. A pediatric psychologist explains what autism research has uncovered in recent years.
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.