Family Members Can Play Important Role in Autism Diagnosis

PSYCH CENTRAL | on Mon, Mar 20, 8:00 AM

New research finds the observations and then feedback from family and friends can play a key role in the early diagnosis of autism[1], aiding effective treatment options.Investigators at the Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment at Mount Sinai discovered children who have older siblings or frequent interaction with grandparents are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) earlier than those who do not.This study, published in the journal Autism, is the first to ask not only pa...

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