Autistic disorders can be diagnosed at 14 months of age, a new research study concludes. The study focused on high-risk babies — younger siblings of children with autism. Half of those who went on to develop forms of autism could be diagnosed at 14 months. Researchers think the problem starts between six to 12 months, but isn’t obvious till later. Early intervention can help children develop normally.
Researchers plan to look at what vaccinations children receive, but it’s not likely any link will be found. Children typically aren’t vaccinated till 15 months.