Children's Hospital Colorado

Girls Often Fly Under the Radar When Detecting Autism

9News | May 06, 2015
Ellie Paul was tested three times before being diagnosed with autism. (Photo by KUSA)
Ellie Paul was tested three times before being diagnosed with autism. (Photo by KUSA)

In many cases, girls with autism are diagnosed much later than boys. Symptoms are not always as evident which typically leads to detection in elementary school.

Kyle Dyer, 9News anchor and reporter, sits down with 11-year-old Ellie Paul, who was diagnosed with autism. The interview is joined by Dr. Nicole Tartaglia, a developmental-behavioral pediatrician at Children's Hospital Colorado and also Ellie's doctor, who shares more on later detection in girls and the spectrum of autism.

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