Can Identifying Autism Earlier Cost Less in the Long-Term?

February 13, 2019 - Clarifi

Can Identifying Autism Earlier Cost Less in the Long-Term?

Currently 1 in 59 children in the United States are diagnosed with ASD (autism spectrum disorder). This condition is a neurodevelopmental disorder that is characterized by difficulties in behavior, social interaction, communication, and sensory sensitivities. Now, current research indicates that early intervention leads to better outcomes for the child. However, diagnosis can take more than

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New Research Suggests That Bacteria Within a Child’s Mouth Could Help Identify Autism

New research has recently emerged that “changes in the bacteria within a child’s mouth may provide biomarkers for identifying autism.”[1] Previous research has established the presence of a disrupted gut-brain signaling in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). [2] Most of that research focused on examining the lower digestive system. New research has now demonstrated

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