Sooner is better
Professor of Special Education Pamela Wolfberg commented on the dangers of a late or inaccurate diagnosis for anyone with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) for a March 1 San Francisco Bay View article. "The consequence of a misdiagnosis and/or late diagnosis may impact on treatment, since early intervention is of the utmost importance for children with ASD," Wolfberg said. "Research suggests that African American and other minority groups tend to be diagnosed later than children representing the majority," but that it may be improving since "the Centers for Disease Control suggest that diagnoses of African Americans and Hispanics increased at a higher rate largely due to better detection in recent years."
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