A partnership between an autism center and the state of Georgia aims to train a small group of state and contract employees to work with day care operators and pre-K providers to identify the early warning signs of autism and support parents. Those involved in the effort point to research that shows that symptoms of the autism spectrum disorder, which affects some 1 in 88 children nationwide, can be detected as early as the first two years of life and that early intervention is key.

 

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