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Autism Detection Is Delayed in Minorities

Feb 24, 2012 -- 8:38 am
From: A new study suggests the symptoms of autism in toddlers from a minority background are more significant than those noted in age-equivalent Caucasian children.

The investigation was the first prospective study of ethnic differences in the symptoms of autism among toddlers.

Researchers determined minority toddlers have more delayed language, communication and gross motor skills than Caucasian children with the disorder. Researchers at the Kennedy Krieger Institute believe subtle developmental delays may be going unaddressed in minority toddlers until more severe symptoms develop.
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