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Spotting autism early is vital to development


Many children with autism spectrum disorder aren’t receiving important support services during their preschool years, according to a University of Minnesota report.

Although a reliable diagnosis can be made as young as age 2, the average age of autism diagnosis for Minneapolis children is around 5 years old, according to the Minneapolis Somali Autism Spectrum Disorder Prevalence Project, a two-year study on autism in the Somali community.

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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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