August 1, 2005

A Reason to Believe Parents?

Home Videos Show Autism Starts Later in Some
Birthday Party Videos Show Symptoms of Autism Emerge at Different Times
By Jennifer Warner
WebMD Medical News

Aug. 1, 2005 -- Home videos of children's birthday parties may validate what many parents of autistic children have suspected in retrospect: Children who seemed normal in their first year of life may regress and develop symptoms of autism by their second birthday...

..."Once again, this study provides an important lesson that parents are good reporters on what is happening with their children," says researcher Geraldine Dawson, PhD, director of the University of Washington's Autism Center...

How sad is it that they had to do a study to help to convince doctors that they should believe what parents are telling them about their own children.

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