Friday, May 13, 2011

Autism prevalence higher than we thought?

Did you know that a recent study in South Korea found the actual prevalence rate of Autism to be dramatically higher than we thought?

The researchers found that those who were previously diagnosed with Autism were correctly diagnosed.

However, the children who had perhaps milder forms of Autism were previously MISSED! If it were not for this study, hundreds and hundreds of children would have gone undiagnosed for years.

And if there is one thing we do know about Autism, it’s that early identification and treatment has a positive impact on patient outcomes.

So please keep your eyes on your loved ones. If you have any suspicion that a child may have Autism, speak up! You could be the difference-maker. Yes, you may risk offending the parent, but any delay in getting to the appropriate treatment can be devastating as well.

Here’s the article and thanks for reading!


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