How to Recognize the Difference Between Signs of Autism and Developmental Delays

How to Recognize the Difference Between Signs of Autism and Developmental Delays

How to Recognize the Difference Between Signs of Autism and Developmental Delays 800 420 Dave Zambotti

June 28, 2019

Parents need to be particularly savvy when navigating information related to ASD. Education is important when looking out for early signs of autism and developmental delays, but it’s important for families to talk to their pediatrician as early intervention is critical.

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