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Autism: what’s behind the numbers

Categories: Children's Health

Scary autism stats – what to do for help It can be stressful enough to have a new baby. Then someone shares some scary stats about rising autism rates (now estimated at one in 59, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), and the tired new parent is suddenly faced with fear. Take a slow breath. Ask a professional. Dr. James Phalen, a specialist in developmental pediatrics at University Health System, said there are specific recommended steps to diagnosing autism spectrum disorder, or ASD. In the case of ASD, early diagnosis and intervention (18 to 24 months) is …Read More >

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