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Study Suggests Primary Care Physicians Play a Greater Role in Autism Diagnosis

Primary care physicians should play a greater role in the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, according to a recent research study. A group of health care professionals based out of Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Colorado College of Medicine published a study in Pediatrics called “Screening and Referral Practice for Autism...
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Prevalence of Autism Rises to 1 in 54 Children

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) now estimates the rate of autism spectrum disorder in the United States to be 1 in 54 children. This rise comes just two years after the CDC had announced the autism rate in the country to be 1 in 59 children. Experts say it’s the result of better early screening practices. 
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