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Autism signs appear after six months, study finds
Sacramento Bee - Bill Lindelof

The signs of autism are not present at 6 months but show up gradually later in an infant’s first year, a UC Davis study reveals. Contrary to what autism experts once thought, signs of the disorder appear later in an infant’s first year of life. Most babies are born apparently normal before a gradual decline begins between 6 and 12 months of age, the study done at the UC Davis MIND Institute and UCLA shows.