World Autism Month is a month-long initiative of Autism Speaks that occurs each April. On April 2, the United Nations-sanctioned World Autism Day, Anson Koshy, MD, MBE, spoke with Melissa Wilson, anchor and health reporter of local news station, Fox 26. During the segment, Koshy explains that autism spectrum disorder is a neurodevelopmental issue children are born with that is characterized by social-communication differences occurring alongside repetitive behaviors or interests. Early intervention, Koshy says, is key to helping children with autism spectrum disorder. Koshy reminds that parents are the experts about their children and, if they are concerned about their child, to speak with their pediatrician to address these concerns.
April 06, 2018