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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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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.

Tanushree Singhal, M.D. By Tanushree Singhal April 12, 2021
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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.

Tanushree Singhal, M.D. By Tanushree Singhal April 2, 2021
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Autism-vaccine link debunked

Vaccinations are an important way to keep your child safe and healthy. Some parents have opted out of having their children vaccinated because of a fear that immunizations lead to autism. A 2015 study dispels the myth.

 

Jennifer LeGare NP By Jennifer LeGare December 13, 2017
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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

Autism: Helping you understand the disorder

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

April 12, 2013