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Is my child autistic? Helping parents understand a difficult diagnosis

Leach, Ashley MPAS, PA-C; Collins, Miranda MPAS, PA-C

Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants: January 2009 - Volume 22 - Issue 1 - p 40–43

Recognition of the language, social, and behavioral deficits that indicate autism in a child is key to making this diagnosis. Early intervention can lead to a good outcome.

Ashley Leach practices at Dermatology of Southeastern Ohio, in Zanesville, Ohio. Miranda Collins is clinical coordinator in the PA program, Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio. The authors have indicated no relationships to disclose relating to the content of this article.

© 2009 American Academy of Physician Assistants.
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