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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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In brief: 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 neurologist or psychiatrist. Here is a great website about Autism called the Thinking Person's Guide to Autism www.thinkingautismguide.com

In brief: 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 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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