Early Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Early Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Noor Syed, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Lehigh University Autism Services (August 22, 2018) Since the year 2000, diagnoses of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the United States have¬†almost tripled. Fortunately, public awareness and understanding of effective, evidence-based interventions of ASD have grown similarly over that same time period. Recognizing ASD in children at an early age (e.g., by age three) allows treatment to occur sooner, which can lead to significantly¬†enhanced outcomes later in life (Dawson et al. »