Intervention in infancy cuts autism diagnoses: study

Australian trial of a personalised approach for high-risk infants has world-first findings, researchers say

Infants at high risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) whose parents are taught how to improve interactions with their child are less likely to be diagnosed with the disorder by age three, a study shows.

boy toddler being restrained by his mum

Unlike autism therapies that try to replace developmental differences with ‘typical’ behaviours, the researchers used an approach that seeks to work with each baby’s unique differences and find ways to build their skills, the Australian and UK