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How much do you know about ASD? Test your knowledge...

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1. Which of the following are signs that a child might have ASD?
  • The child does not respond to their name by 12 months
  • The child does not point at objects to show interest (point at an airplane flying over) by 14 months
  • The child does not play "pretend" games (pretend to "feed" a doll) by 18 months
  • The child avoids eye contact and wants to be alone
  • All of the above
2. Do people with ASD have delayed language development?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Sometimes
3. At what age can ASD be diagnosed?
  • 3 years
  • 2 years
  • 18 months
  • 12 months
4. At what ages should all children be screened for developmental delays and disabilities during regular well-child doctor visits?
  • 9 months
  • 18 months
  • 2 years
  • All of the above
5. Is there a cure for ASD?
6. Public early intervention treatment services through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA, Part C) are available for children of what age?
  • Birth – 2 years
  • Birth – 3 years
  • 2 –  4 years
  • 3 – 5 years
7. Can you start treatment services before getting an ASD diagnosis?
8. Which of the following are known risk factors that can make a person more likely to develop ASD?
  • Genetics
  • Poor parenting skills.
  • Certain medical conditions, such as Fragile X syndrome and Down syndrome
  • A, B, and C
  • A and C only
9. Does ASD occur equally in all racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and gender groups?
10. If you’re concerned that your child might have ASD or other developmental problem, what should you do?
  • Talk to family and friends to see if they agree with your concerns
  • Wait awhile to see if he or she grows out of it
  • Talk to a health care provider, or your local early intervention program about your concerns
  • Get started with treatment therapies

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