As more autism reported, doctors say check early

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today that she has invited 15 individuals to serve as public members on the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC).

Christopher Astacio reads with his daughter Cristina, 2, recently diagnosed with a mild form of autism. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)AP2012 At 18 months, Cristina Astacio spoke only a few words, wouldn't respond to her name and shunned other kids in her

A new report shows the number of children with autism in America is skyrocketing. Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida looks at some possible causes, and what you should be doing as a parent.

Lauren Shouse wonders why her third child, Luke, is autistic. Was it his difficult birth? Was it something inherited that made her 6-year-old so stubborn and unwilling to speak?

The data in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report found that autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is nearly five times more common in boys than girls, with one in 54 boys identified as having some form of the disorder