How is someone tested for autism spectrum disorder (ASD)?

There is no medical test, such as a blood test or brain scan, to diagnose autism. Instead, a developmental or general pediatrician, neurologist, psychologist, psychiatrist, or other specialist will look at a child’s behavior and development to determine the diagnosis.

Learn more about Fragile X syndrome and autism here or read an article about the availability of a blood test for autism, A Blood Test for Autism? Not So Fast