Pediatricians now recommend two screenings for kids under 2.
Two new reports highlight the need for parents and doctors to spot
autism as early as possible. Released by the American Academy of
Pediatrics, they will also appear on www.aap.org. To see a video of the subtle differences between typical and delayed development, and how to spot early red flags, click here. Do you think the hype about early detection is crucial or that it's drumming up "autism hysterica"?
(PS: If you missed Jenny McCarthy's recent appearance on Oprah opening up about her autistic child, Keep Reading...)
Are the new guidelines the path to early detection or just feeding into what could be considered autism hysteria?