The age at which a child with autism is diagnosed is related to the particular suite of behavioral symptoms he or she exhibits, new research from the University of Wisconsin-Madison shows. Certain diagnostic features, including poor nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors, were associated with earlier identification of an autism spectrum disorder, according to a study in the April issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Displaying more behavioral features was also associated with earlier diagnosis.
Autism rates seem to be leveling according to study by Maureen Durkin and grad student Matthew Maenner
A recent sconcludes that the prevalence of children being served under the special education autism category in Wisconsin seems to be leveling off in the school districts with the highest prevalence rates.