Pediatricians' Group Issues New Autism Guidelines...
The American Academy of Pediatrics has released two new reports with recommendations for identifying and managing Autism.
The reports are published in the November issue of Pediatrics; they were released Monday during the American Academy of Pediatrics annual meeting in San Francisco.
The first report, which details ways to detect autism spectrum disorders, highlights some of the earlier signs that might suggest an autism spectrum disorder.
Later, as speech develops and these disorders become more apparent, some important red flags are:
The report recommends universal screening of all children for autism between 18 months and 24 months of age, even if parents haven't expressed any particular concerns. Learn more about Autisim.