Developmental Delays Often Undiagnosed in Hispanic Kids, Study Finds
Hispanic children are nearly three times as likely as other children to have an undiagnosed developmental delay - meaning a significant delay in reaching milestones like talking or walking.
That finding is part of new research at the UC-Davis MIND Institute. The study, which was published in the journal Autism, focused on development of Hispanic children.
Researchers also found that for both Hispanic and non-Hispanic children, almost one in five with developmental delays have undiagnosed autism.
Maribel Hernandez of Sacramento has two autistic sons. She says parents need to pay close attention to how their kids are developing, and make sure they consult with their doctor or clinic.
"They need to go and ask for help," Hernandez said.
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