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Treating suspected autism at 12 months of age improves children’s language skills

Therapies given to infants before they receive a diagnosis of autism may lead to important improvements in their language abilities, according to our new research published today in the journal Lancet Child and Adolescent Health. Children with autism typically begin therapy after receiving a diagnosis, which usually doesn’t occur until at least two years of [...]

By |2019-11-11T14:29:28+11:00November 8th, 2019|Categories: ASD|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

We need to stop perpetuating the myth that children grow out of autism

Around 1% of the population has an autism spectrum disorder, with estimates ranging from one in 150 to one in 70. While people differ in the range and severity of their symptoms, common features include difficulties with communication and social interaction, restrictive and repetitive behaviours and interests, and sensory sensitivities. According to the 2017 Autism [...]

By |2019-09-16T13:02:38+11:00September 16th, 2019|Categories: ASD|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Why Autism Diagnoses Are Often Delayed

Pixabay Images For children on the autism spectrum, very early social skills training, preferably before school age, can have a major impact on later development. But a lot of kids are missing that crucial intervention. For many, it’s not because they’re not getting diagnosed—it’s because they’re getting a different diagnosis first. Often, it’s [...]

I Was Diagnosed With Autism In My 40s. It’s Not Just A Male Condition

Flickr Images Last year, in my late 40s, I was diagnosed with autism. I’ve always known I was different, and sought a formal diagnosis after the traits I’ve lived with for almost five decades became progressively more difficult to manage. I’m certainly not the only woman who has had to wait a long [...]