Autism intervention in infancy 'ready for prime time'

Dramatic trial result suggests a new therapy is poised for clinical use, researcher says

An Australian trial showing pre-emptive intervention in infancy can reduce autism diagnoses in high-risk children is a world first.

Professor Andrew Whitehouse
Professor Andrew Whitehouse.

The research team found their new therapy, which is designed to help parents better understand and respond to the communication cues of their babies at one or two years of age,