NEW STUDY: Evaluation of the Diagnostic Stability of the Early Autism Spectrum Disorder Phenotype in the General Population Starting at 12 Months
New results from a study led by Dr. Karen Pierce shows that ASD diagnoses are stable as early as 14 months of age. You can read the article
here, and view a video of Dr. Pierce discussing the study as well as additional news coverage below:
"These findings should be equally encouraging to those of us who care deeply about the treatment of autism spectrum disorder... earlier treatment, beginning as early as 12 months, may really change the landscape of the disorder."
"...I'm excited about this study. It's an example of what we can do. With good resources and good training, we may institute a new paradigm for autism treatment based upon early, accurate, and stable diagnoses."
Eric Courchesne: Reaching for the Rings in Autism Research
By spectrumnews.org. You can read the article
The 1-Year Well-Baby Check-Up Approach (a sampling)
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