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Autism

Autism - or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) - is a group of developmental disabilities that most often appears during the first three years of life. It affects how a person communicates and interacts with others. ASDs occur in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups, but are four times more likely to be found in boys than girls. In 2007, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found about 1 in 150 eight-year-old children in multiple (More)


Understanding Autism

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  • Early Intervention Can Make a Difference for Autistic Children
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  • How common is autism?
  • Interventions for Stereotypical Behaviors
  • Autism (MedlinePlus)
  • Autism Information - A comprehensive list of information and resources related to autism (Department of Health and Human Services)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ADSs) (Centers for Disease Control)
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  • Is Autism Caused by a Translocation of Chromosomes 1 & 4?
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    Last Updated: Feb 21, 2014