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St. Luke's Magic Valley Public Seminar on Autism Spectrum Disorder
Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) St. Luke's Magic Valley held a public seminar Wednesday for professionals and parents to find out more about autism and how it is diagnosed.
The CDC estimates one in 68 children have been identified with autism spectrum disorder.
The earlier a child is diagnosed with autism, the better their chances of overcoming the difficulties that come with the disorder.
Wednesday doctors and experts provided information on how to spot the signs.
"Autism is an issue that is very prevalent across the country. Sometimes people hear autism or read it on a website and see it on TV and they start to think does my child fall under this category of autism. Do they have some of the symptoms or don't have the symptoms, and it can be difficult sometimes to diagnose," said Dr. Chrastopher Edwards.
If you missed the seminar, and have questions about autism Dr. Edwards encourages you to reach out to your family doctor, or visit St. Luke's for more information.