Parents who fear child may have autism urged to be pushy as early treatment ‘crucial’

Children who are identified early and get help have the best chance for reaching their potential, say expertsAt 18 months, Cristina Astacio spoke only a few words, wouldn’t respond to her name and shunned other children in her day care group. Last October, her worried parents found out why.She has a mild form of autism, […]

Autism: Parents urged to be persistent as U.S study reveals one in 88 children has developmental disorder

Parents who fear child may have autism urged to be pushy as early treatment 'crucial' Children who are identified early and get help have the best chance for reaching their potential, say experts | UPDATED: 10:48 GMT, 30 March 2012 At 18 months, Cristina Astacio spoke only a few words, wouldn't respond to her name and shunned other children in her day care group.