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ABS Kids Autism Weekley Podcast: Importance of early detection and diagnosis of autism

Dr. Karen Pierce joins the Autism Weekley Podcast to talk about early detection and diagnosis of autism. Listen to the podcast to learn more!



Toddlers’ Responses to “Baby Talk” Linked to Social, Cognitive, Language Abilities

Read the latest NIMH research highlight, featuring our recent study published in the Nature Human Behavior Journal on affective speech.


Evaluation of the Diagnostic Stability of the Early Autism Spectrum Disorder Phenotype in the General Population Starting at 12 Months

New results from a study led by Dr. Karen Pierce shows that Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis are stable as early as 14 months of age. Read the JAMA Pediatrics article and the San Diego Union-Tribune article.

"These findings should be equally encouraging to those of us who care deeply about the treatment of autism spectrum disorder... earlier treatment, beginning as early as 12 months, may really change the landscape of the disorder."

"...I'm excited about this study. It's an example of what we can do. With good resources and good training, we may institute a new paradigm for autism treatment based upon early, accurate, and stable diagnosis."

- F. Perry Wilson, M.D., MSCE

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