Children are diagnosed with autism at younger ages since push for universal screening

Posted by on April 30, 2016 2:05 pm
Categories: health

Researchers say children with autism who were born before the 2007 recommendation by the American Academy of Pediatrics that all children be screened for the disorder at the 18- and 24-month well child visits were diagnosed significantly later than they are today. The findings suggest the policy may help identify children with autism sooner so they can benefit from early intervention.

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