October 15, 2007
Parents suspecting that their kids might be suffering from autism now have a new resource to help them better understand the disorder. An innovative new web based tool for parents was launched Monday.
The first ever web based autism video glossary was launched to show parents what to look for in typical development as opposed to atypical development.
The video glossary was created in a partnership between the non profit Autism Speaks, Florida State University, and the non profit First Signs. The site offers more than 100 video clips of both typical and atypical development in children.
The videos are shown side by side in order to show examples of red flags that parents should be on the lookout for. Doctors say that early detection is key and the best weapon against autism.
About a decade ago autism in children wasn't detected until the ages of three and four and now autism is routinely diagnosed by 24 months.
If you would like to check out the video glossary just click on the link below.