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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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AAP Updates Autism Diagnostic Guidelines

For the first time in over a decade, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a report updating their autism treatment guidelines. The goal? To help primary care physicians identify children at-risk for developmental delay sooner, so they can get access to beneficial services. 
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Early Intervention Makes A Difference

Early Intervention Makes A Difference Autism prevalence in the United States has been rising steadily over the years as awareness and understanding of the developmental disorder becomes better known. As of now, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 54 children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Other...
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