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Developmental Disabilities

Only when a baby or preschooler lags far behind, or fails altogether to reach the developmental milestones, or loses a previously acquired skill, is there reason to suspect a mental or physical problem serious enough to be considered a developmental disability.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder

​Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can affect a child's behavior, social, and communication skills. A recent study estimated that ASD affects 1 in 68 children. Early screening, diagnosis, and referral for intervention is very important. The AAP is working with pediatricians to provide ongoing care to the many children with autism and their families.