Does Autism Speed Aging?

Everyone is always discussing the importance of diagnosing Autism early, but to what extent and effect? Recent studies have found that communication has improved for those children diagnosed early and that it may be possible that certain people on the spectrum adapt almost to the effect that their earlier diagnosis becomes unrecognizable.

Now, the Barrow Neurological Institute and the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (SARRC) in Phoenix are accepting men ages 18-25 and 40-60 who can return to Phoenix every 2 years for a new study. They are hoping to find the exact differences in the brain between those who are diagnosed young and received early treatment and those who are diagnosed much later on in life and receive less treatment. Among the many hypotheses, they believe they may see a correspondence in Autism and the expedience of aging itself. Their main goal is, as it has been for so long, finding the neurological key to a world of independence for those with ASD.

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