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Autism

It is one of the scariest things a parent can encounter.

Autism is not an easy thing to deal with and there is a lot of information out there, but not all of it is useful.

Dr. Christopher Ayers has dealt with autism quite a bit in his practice.  He sorts out fact from fiction.

Autism is a developmental disorder in which children are lacking social interest, have speech delays, and are involved in repetitive interests/activities. There are usually symptoms in infancy, but it is not diagnosed until 18-24 months.

Unfortunately, there are no known ways at this time to prevent autism. There have been no scientific studies proving a link between vaccines causing autism.

Please bring up any developmental concerns with your pediatrician at your child's check up.

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    Christopher Ayers, M.D.

    Chippenham Pediatrics 6510 Harbourview Court Midlothian, VA 23112 Phone 804-739-8166 Fax 804-639-6614 www.chippenhampediatrics.com Education: Undergraduate: University of Virginia, 2001 MedicalMore >>
    Chippenham Pediatrics
    6510 Harbourview Court
    Midlothian, VA 23112
    Phone 804-739-8166
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