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J Pediatr. 2012 Sep;161(3):554-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2012.05.012. Epub 2012 Jun 9.

Age at diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders.

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  • 1Departments of Pediatrics and Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center, Rose F. Kennedy Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA.


Early identification of autism has become a national priority but, despite efforts, there are children who are being identified at a later age. In this study, children of Hispanic and African American origin, foreign-born children, and children born to foreign mothers were more likely to be diagnosed later.

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