New Report from the Interactive Autism Network (IAN): From First Concern to Diagnosis and Beyond

March 19, 2010

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The Interactive Autism Network (IAN) has received information from thousands of families regarding their first worries about their child, and that child's eventual diagnosis with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). IAN is a project of the Kennedy Krieger Institute, which also houses the Maryland UCEDD and LEND.

What is this journey like? What behaviors or circumstances lead a family to worry about their child? After they begin to worry, how long does it take to get a formal diagnosis? How often does this diagnosis change over time?