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The stats regarding autism in America staggering one in 88 kids are diagnosed with some form of autism by age eight.
And 1% of American children between ages three and seventeen are autistic.
Doctors say -- in the fastest growing developmental disorder today now researches at the Kennedy Krieger Krieger institute say.
They have found an early warning sign that may detect autism in babies and time does matter.
Fox News contributor member of the eighteen is here the author of the inner Paul's doctor Marc Siegel doctor Siegel what are they found in the study.
They actually found that if you -- a high risk of developing autism and that we're high risk is important.
That you were 90% likely to have had what's called -- head -- -- six months or 70% -- if you had a sibling with autism now what is ahead -- -- -- means if you pull a baby by their arms their head doesn't follow -- the neck muscles are week.
That's a sign that there's a motor problem.
A neurological delay it's not the same thing -- autism -- autism is the inability to relate socially so it's not that but it could be a sign.
I want parents out there understand.
This is not for kids -- low risk I don't want every parent out there to go check in their baby and saying hey we have this led what do we do.
It's only for kids at -- that this baby right here's were watching Libyan bats maybe -- Hanks had black right that's right.
And I don't see -- -- head doesn't follow along when you pull them by their arms it's if you're supposed to have dep on for months.
But there are there other factors Gretchen is genetics I mean I have to tell you I want to I was fourteen months.
Luckily we found that out because my own kids -- walked -- there were fourteen months in other words it's genetic.
Things run in families normal -- you may not have autism just because you have that problem I T have a young child you did did the tests in the head lags what do you do what does it mean.
Well here's why it's important because.
Studies have shown in the Kennedy Krieger Institute is amazing and -- early intervention really helps most of the time we don't diagnose autism to a child is four years old.
By that time they're already having a lot of trouble with the language with relating to others in the -- able to make misdiagnosis by the age of one.
As Krieger institute -- the Kennedy Krieger Institute does you can do relating issues you can start them -- play early intervention makes an enormous difference in later.
A lot of its denial too with parents they they think that these signs maybe don't mean anything and so they don't get help until it could be.
A sensibly to make -- but what what's what's the take away from this because let's go back to the high risk situation.
This is not every baby that you would pull up and have had -- it's if you're in this high risk group is that the way we'll.
That's where the studies showing Gretchen 90% of the time if you have bought -- you look back you're gonna find you have the headline it doesn't mean that everybody with a Hedlund who's gonna get autism.
So if parents would look for this -- -- and understand it could be something different.
Then I'm fine -- -- I'd like to parents to do this because I want pediatricians to know about this problem.
But if you have a sibling in the family that has autism and you have this problem is a very high chance you're gonna get yourself in there as you said.
Parents are in denial and so I want them to be aware of so we can get early intervention the other side of -- though is I don't want kids stigma cars I don't wanna kid.
Miss diagnosed with autism because they happen to have -- -- like we already have that problem with kids not meeting your glance.
You know every -- a result the kids three years old doesn't look me in the eye he must have autism you may not have been may have something totally different call you -- -- -- may be shot.
Yeah that's -- doctor Marc Siegel thanks so much faster fascinating answers thank you vice president Joseph by.
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