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Autism Spectrum Disorder

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How Are Autism Spectrum Disorders Diagnosed?

toddler-Diagnosing autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) can be difficult, since there is no medical test, like a blood test, to diagnose the disorders. Doctors look at the child’s behavior and development to make a diagnosis. ASDs can sometimes be detected at 18 months or younger; however, many children do not receive a final diagnosis until much older. This delay means that children with an ASD might not get the help they need. Read more ›

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Learn More about Early Developmental Milestones — Interactive Quiz and Children’s Book [downloadable]

Developmental milestones are different from your child’s physical growth. When we talk about development milestones, we are referring to what a child will be able to do at a certain age. There are developmental milestones for gross motor skills, fine motor skills, language skills, cognitive or thinking skills, and social skills. Read more ›

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Developmental Milestones Checklists for Infants and Young Children [downloadable]

checklist-milestonesDevelopmental milestones are behaviors and skills that most children demonstrate at a given age. It’s important to note that all children develop differently. Milestone checklists provide examples of typical development progress at that age. Read more ›

Learn the Early Signs of a Developmental Disability [video]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has launched an information campaign called, “Learn the Signs: Act Early,” that aims to educate parents and educators about childhood development. From birth to 5 years, your child should reach milestones in how he plays, learns, speaks, acts and moves. Read more ›

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ASDs: What Are the Signs and Symptoms?

child aloneASDs begin before the age of 3 and last throughout a person’s life, although symptoms may improve over time. Some children with an ASD show hints of future problems within the first few months of life. In others, symptoms may not show up until 24 months or later. Some children with an ASD seem to develop normally Read more ›

Facts About Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs)

symbol-of-infinity-of-autism-1192408_1280Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability caused by differences in the brain. Scientists do not know yet exactly what causes these differences for most people with ASD. However, some people with ASD have a known difference, Read more ›

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What Is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Autism is a group of developmental brain disorders, collectively called autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The term “spectrum” refers to the wide range of symptoms, skills, and levels of impairment, or disability, that children with ASD can have. Some children are mildly impaired by their symptoms, but others Read more ›

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