We all want the best for our children.
Studies1-3 have consistently shown that earlier diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) helps kids achieve better outcomes. If you suspect your child has ASD, follow your instincts to pursue a diagnosis and get started with treatment as soon as possible.
Our step-by-step guide can help you discuss screening for autism spectrum disorder with your child’s pediatrician.
For the best test experience for you and your child, come to your appointment prepared.
- Fernell, Elisabeth, et al: Early diagnosis of autism and impact on prognosis: a narrative review. Clinical Epidemiology. 2013; 5: 33-43.
- Rogers, Sally et al: Evidence-based comprehensive treatments for early autism. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology. 2008; 8-38.
- Corsello, Christina: Early intervention in autism. Infants & Young Children. 2005: 18: 74-85.