Finding on Autism from the Kennedy Krieger Center (MD LEND)

Early Motor Delays May Permit Earlier Identification of Autism

August 31, 2012

Dr. Rebecca Landa, Director of the Kennedy Krieger Institute Center for Autism and Related Disorders, found an association between early motor delay-persisting head lag at 6 months-and autism. This finding establishes risk before the onset of words and may make earlier identification and intervention possible. This finding was presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research in Toronto and featured on ABC World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer, WebMD, Fox News, and Read the full story here.