Early diagnosis and intervention key with autism improvement

April 11, 2015 2:06 PM

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The prevalence of autism in the U.S. has soared in recent decades. There is no single verifiable cause and no magic pill for treatment. But new research suggests earlier diagnosis is possible and, with that, hope for a better outcome.

“The earlier we start good targeted intervention, the better chance we have at molding some of the brain circuits that we know are important for language and social interaction and the things that are impaired in autism,” said Dr. Shafali Jeste, an autism expert at the University of California, Los ...

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