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Autism

Autism is one of a group of serious developmental problems called autism spectrum disorders that appear in early childhood — usually before age 3. Though symptoms and severity vary, all autism spectrum disorders affect a child's ability to communicate and interact with others.

While there is no cure for autism, intensive, early treatment can make a big difference in the lives of many children with the disorder.

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Link between autism and vaccination debunked

Some parents don't have their children vaccinated because they fear immunizations lead to autism. Learn about a study that debunks this myth and the importance of vaccines.

Jennifer LeGare NP By Jennifer LeGare March 24, 2022
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Autism: Treatments and therapies

All people with autism, across the spectrum and throughout life, can reach their full potential. Learn more about autism treatments and therapies to help with development and learning.

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Could my child have autism spectrum disorder?

World Autism Month aims to increase understanding and acceptance of people with autism and inspire a kinder, more inclusive world. Learn about the signs and what to do if your child needs help.

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Patient Online Services helps busy mom keep her family healthier

Michelle Cowgill has discovered a way to keep her family healthier, and it doesn’t involve taking pills or changing their diets.

September 10, 2015
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Mayo Clinic Health System receives generous art donation from patient

Jake Schindler expresses his emotions and creativity through art.

 

October 24, 2013