Autism is a complex condition that can be difficult to diagnose. It is estimated that around 1 in 68 children in the United States have autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Unfortunately, far too many children are not diagnosed with autism until they are much older than is ideal. Late diagnosis of autism can have serious implications for a child's development, and it is important for parents and caregivers to be aware of the potential signs and symptoms of autism. In this article, we will discuss the challenges of diagnosing autism late, as well as provide advice on what to do if you suspect your child has autism.
We will also discuss the importance of early diagnosis and interventions and how they can help ensure that children reach their full potential.