Autism: What Parents Need to Know

This information is useful for children

Katarzyna Chawarska, PhD, of the Yale Medicine Child Study Center discusses autism, a complex developmental disorder with symptoms that can begin in a child as young as 12 to 14 months. Autism typically manifests in most children before age 3, but it is sometimes not diagnosed until age 4 or older. Early diagnosis leads to prompt intervention, which can enhance a child's quality of life. 

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New treatments for many conditions are tested in clinical trials, which ultimately bring lifesaving new drugs and devices to the patients who need them most. By participating in a clinical trial, you may get access to the most advanced treatments for your condition, and help determine their benefits for future patients.