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How early can you — and should you — diagnose autism?

How early can you — and should you — diagnose autism? By: Claire McCarthy, MD, Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing Autism is common. According to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 out of every 59 children has been diagnosed with autism. That’s a marked rise from 2000, when only 1 in 150 children had been diagnosed with autism. …

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