Diagnosing autism in young children [WKBW]

Published April 4, 2022

WKBW reported on the increase in children being diagnosed with autism, possibly due to delayed diagnoses during the pandemic and interviewed Michelle Hartley-McAndrew, MD, clinical associate professor of pediatrics in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and director of the Children’s Guild Foundation Autism Spectrum Disorder Center at Oishei Children’s Hospital, who said that in 2020, the center had referrals for 594 children and in 2021 it received 1,371 calls for an autism evaluation.