Grandmothers are usually the first to spot autism in children - before parents realize something is wrong

Parents may think they know their children better than anyone, but a new study warns they may overlook tell-tale signs of autism.

In fact, grandmothers tend to be the family members that first identify the signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), scientists have found.

The research reveals that kids who frequently interact with their grandparents can reduce their age of diagnosis by up to five months.

Researchers stress that this accelerated detection can lead to a quicker enrollment in treatments and therapies.

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16th March 2017
Mail Online