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A 18-year-old female asked:

my daughter is 12 year old and is showing signs of autism. how do i know if she really is autistic and should i see a doctor?

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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Autism Spectrum D: Autism Spectrum Disorder can vary greatly in presentation. Higher functioning autistics can be diagnosed later in childhood and early adulthood. Diagnosis is usually done by a developmental pediatrician, neurologist or psychiatrist. Here is a great website about Autism called the Thinking Person's Guide to Autism www.thinkingautismguide.com

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Last updated Apr 5, 2017

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