Study: Autism can be diagnosed as early as 14 months old


A new study suggests children can be reliably diagnosed with Autism earlier than what is now recommended.

Current guidelines state children can start being screened during regular doctor visits between 18 and 24 months old.

But new research says Autism detection and diagnosis can start with high accuracy at just 14 months old.

Researchers say that could lead to children with Autism having the opportunity to start therapies early.

They add earlier intervention may increase their skills by school age.

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(This story was originally published on May 1, 2019)

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