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Frequently Asked Questions About Autism Diagnosis: A Guide for Parents

This article guides parents of newly diagnosed autistic children, covering diagnosis, treatments, and supportive strategies. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a lifelong developmental disability characterized by diverse behaviors and communication abilities. Diagnosis can start as early as 18 months but often occurs later. Although no cure exists, individualized treatment can improve functioning. Parents are encouraged to educate themselves, seek early intervention, and join support groups to advocate for their child’s needs and plan for the future.