Siblings of children with autism may show early setbacks

 ADHD in the News 2016-09-01

About 1 in 10 toddlers who have an older sibling with autism shows delays in cognitive and motor development, according to the largest-yet study of these so-called ‘baby sibs’. As many as one in five baby sibs are eventually diagnosed with autism. About one in three end up with psychiatric diagnoses such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).