Autism Institute

Research shows crucial intervention period for infants with autism spectrum disorder

New research from the Florida State University College of Medicine found that infants with autism spectrum disorder demonstrate social-communication differences with their peers by nine months. The research, which was published in Child Development, showed three unique patterns of social-communication development in infants with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and points to a crucial window for […]

New website walks parents through early childhood development, alerts them to early signs of autism

Your baby delights you but he’s causing you concern. Why is it so hard to get him to look at you? Why doesn’t he gesture as much as other babies you know? Your relatives say you worry too much. They blame your parenting for the child’s frequent tantrums. Still, you wonder: “Could my baby have […]

FSU Autism Institute launches web-based family ecosystem to jump-start early intervention

Waiting for children to develop on their own is one reason so many toddlers with autism go undiagnosed. A delay in treatment can result in the loss of precious months or years when interventions are able to dramatically affect outcomes. The Autism Institute at Florida State University has launched a new early intervention approach called […]