In this chapter the early signs and symptoms of autism spectrum disorder will be discussed, as well as etiologies and specific links to neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders. Despite major advances in autism research, there is still a significant gap between the current “state-of-the-art” research, targeting early signs of ASD, and the common practice associated with the age of diagnosis and management. Research so far has established a direct connection between early diagnosis, early intervention, and subsequent outcomes. Yet, this path is neither linear nor available for all diagnosed children.
|Title of host publication||Neuroprotection in Autism, Schizophrenia and Alzheimer's Disease|
|Number of pages||22|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2020|
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Early signs