Autism - a diagnosis that often frightens parents, while offering relief that it has finally been made. Unfortunately, it is common for parents to bounce from one doctor's door to another, who repeat "that's the charm of the child, every child develops at their own pace", while desperate parents seek help because they see, feel, that something wrong is happening to their child. Is it really that difficult to recognise autism? What should parents be concerned about? All the answers in the text below.