Autism and Your Child

      April is National Autism Awareness month and last month the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new finding that autism spectrum disorders, or ASDs, affect 1 in 50 American children.

      Autism is a neurological disorder that exists on a spectrum; on the mild end is Asperger's syndrome, in which social skills may be affected, but rarely intelligence and language, while "classic" autism can mean substantial problems with communication and other behaviors.

      Pediatrician Dr. George Bengston shared what the new research means and why early detection is key.