Minority Toddlers With Autism May Be More Delayed Than Affected Caucasian Peers

Medical News Today
Date Published: 
February 23, 2012

The first prospective study of ethnic differences in the symptoms of autism in toddlers shows that children from a minority background have more delayed language, communication and gross motor skills than Caucasian children with the disorder. Researchers at the Kennedy Krieger Institute concluded that subtle developmental delays may be going unaddressed in minority toddlers until more severe symptoms develop.