Topic: Speech and language

Autistic people are found along a wide spectrum, from those who speak fluently to those who do not speak at all. People with little speech may be described as minimally verbal, and those with no speech may be called nonverbal. Very young children may be described as preverbal. These articles, webinars, and family stories explore what we do and do not know about speech and language development in autism.

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When Does Autism Begin?

What if almost everything we assumed about how autism begins is wrong? New studies call into question some assumptions about regression in autism.

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