Research suggests possibility of diagnostic testing for autism at birth

More on biological basis of autism and the potential for diagnosing autism at birth.

Research suggests possibility of diagnostic testing for autism at birth:

The findings ‘suggest the possibility for future diagnostic tests for autism at birth’ and might mean that ‘we can get children into effective treatment much earlier than is now possible,’ said Dr. Helen Tager-Flusberg of the Boston University School of Medicine, who chaired the fourth International Meeting for Autism Research in Boston, where the research was reported.

Studies suggest that researchers are beginning to tease out the biological and developmental causes of the disabling disorder….

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