Father (and mother) knows best

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can develop symptoms before two years of age and usually can be diagnosed by three years of age; early identification of ASD is associated with improved long-term developmental outcomes. In a new study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics, researchers assessed how healthcare providers respond to parents’ concerns about their child’s early development, as well as how that response affected the timeliness of ASD diagnosis. —> Read More