Today's article share from npr.org brings light to increasing realization about Autism: more boys are diagnosed than girls, but not because girls with autism aren't out there, they are just able to better blend in socially. "Boys appear to be more vulnerable to the disorder, but there is some evidence that the gender gap may not be as wide as it appears. That's because the symptoms of autism are often less obvious in girls than they are in boys. Girls can be better at blending in, says Dr. Louis Kraus, a psychiatrist at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, who specializes in autism."
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It's also no secret that the earlier intervention a child with Autism receives, the better chances of future success. "A late diagnosis of autism is a setback for any child, psychiatrist Kraus says, pointing to research that shows the earlier the diagnosis and intervention, the better the outcome.
'You can always make up academics. That's never a huge worry if you fall a little behind with academics," he says. "What is much, much harder to do is make up social development.'
Today, there are an increasing number of academic and community programs geared to help teens and young adults with autism catch up on their social development."
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