Autism may affect one of every 150 children in the United States. Researchers are still learning more about the disorder, but some doctors say an early diagnosis can have a significant impact on the development of a child. Join Kojo as we learn more about the tools doctors use to spot autism, and one doctor’s efforts to develop a method for diagnosing children as young as nine months.


  • Mel Rutherford Associate Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour, McMaster University
  • Dr. Mark Batshaw Chief Academic Officer, Children's National Medical Center; Chairman of Pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Lee Grossman President and CEO, Autism Society of America

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