Sunday, December 18, 2011

Dealing with Autism and Fearing the Future

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Dyane Irvine's son and daughter, Billy and Rachel, were diagnosed with autism when they were 2 years old. But had the twins, now 13, been born two decades earlier, Ms. Irvine is confident they would not have been diagnosed with autism, and would have missed out on the life-altering therapy they received as very young children.
"They wouldn't have been given the right attention," she said. "Who knows what the diagnosis would have been?"

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