One in 110. That is the estimated number of children who have Autism in the United States. A new report is raising concerns about the time it takes to diagnose the development disorder in minority children, sometimes up to one and a half years longer.
Early diagnosis is considered key for autism, but minority children tend to be diagnosed later than white children. Some new work is beginning to try to uncover why — and to raise awareness of the warning signs so more parents know they can seek help even for a toddler.
The proposed revisions – which are “90 percent complete” – would dramatically change the current diagnostic criteria for an autism spectrum disorder.
A 28-year-old Dallas man says he’s afraid to leave his apartment, and his mother says a trip to a grocery store started a downward spiral.
Going back to school can be awkward for any child, but the parents of special needs children are particularly aware of that discomfort.
Six-year-old Andy Barrow loves to read, but his older brother Alex would rather play. One thing the two brothers from Cleburne have in common, however, is autism.
A new study suggests nearly one in five children with an autistic older sibling will develop the disorder too — a rate much higher than previously thought.
A study in South Korea suggests about 1 in 38 children have traits of autism, higher than a previous U.S. estimate of 1 in 100.
Tom Hise said he doesn’t know if his son will ever be able to verbalize his thoughts, but 10-year-old Robert is active and energetic about his time spent at a Plano gym development for children with autism.
Dan and Susan Burns worry about where their son will live and learn after they are gone. 23-year-old Benjamin Burns was diagnosed with Autism when he was three.
When a Fort Worth boy was diagnosed by doctors to have autism, his mother asked his school place him in a separate class. But the school’s experts didn’t find him to have the condition. The issue, experts say, is that autism is difficult to diagnose and may differ between doctors.
Tying a shoe lace. Buckling a seatbelt… Looking into the eyes of a mother and father… And recognizing them.