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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis requires two steps -- developmental screening and comprehensive diagnostic evaluation. Develpmental screening helps tell if children have delays. Comprehensive diagnostic evaulation may include looking at the child's behavior and development and interviewing the parents. It may also include hearing and vision screening, genetic testing, neurological testing, and other medical testing.

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      • Autism facts
      • What is autism?
      • How does autism impact the family?
      • What are the different types of autism?
      • What are the symptoms and signs of autism in children and adults?
      • Impairment of social interaction and communication
      • Behaviors
      • What causes autism?
      • Is autism genetic?
      • Do vaccines play a role in autism?
      • How is autism diagnosed in children and adults?
      • How is autism treated in children and adults?
      • What common sociobehavioral interventions are used to treat autism?
      • What are the common medications used to treat the symptoms of autism?
      • Can diet and supplements play a role in the treatment of autism?
      • What is the prognosis for children and adults with autism?
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