Changing Face of Autism: Numbers Rise as More Behaviors Included

At the age of 2, Arik Dahlen would first greet a new playmate with an intense stare. Then he would push the child over. His mother, Kari Dahlen of Lafayette, Calif., noticed other odd behaviors, including language delay, so she spoke to her pediatrician. "The doctor initially dismissed it," said Dahlen, but a year later Arik unexplainably got on all fours on the examining room floor and began meowing loudly like a cat. "Suddenly the doctor was overexcited and said, 'Why didn't you talk to me...Full Story
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