Today is World Autism Awareness Day.
Last year, the Centers for Disease Control said approximately one in 59 children is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. That accounts for one in 37 boys and one in 151 girls.
There is no medical detection for autism, but for parents, paying attention to developmental milestones is key.
Adults are impacted too.
Core symptoms of autism are repetitive behaviors and challenges with social communication.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends all children get screened for autism at their 18 and 25-month check up.
Behavioral treatments, medicines or both can be used to help.