Early diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder can improve the likelihood of success for kids with the condition. But sometimes the disease can be difficult to diagnose until it is too late for early intervention.
In the video above at TEDxPeachtree, autism researcher Ami Klin describes a new early detection method that uses eye-tracking technologies to gauge babies' social engagement skills and reliably measure their risk of developing autism.
This method could help researchers diagnose autism as early as the first few months of a baby's life. And that could make a big difference toward helping kids get the help they need before they even need it.