Early Warning Signs of Autism

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February 18, 2009, 2:49 PM

  -- The American Academy of Pediatrics has called for every child to be screened for autism.

Over the past 15 years, there has been an enormous, some say alarming, increase in autism diagnoses among young children.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention developed guidelines for detecting autism and getting early treatment, with the help of Rebecca Landa, director of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore.

At 6 months:

At 12 months:

At 24 months:

Source: Rebecca Landa, Center for Autism and Related Disorders at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore.

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