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Autism spectrum disorders

Study on DSM-5 shows effects on autism diagnosis and prevalence

A new study finds that the estimated prevalence of autism under the new DSM-5 criteria would decrease only to the extent that some children would receive the new diagnosis of social communication disorder (SCD). The study, ...

Autism spectrum disorders

ASD early intervention found cost effective through school years

The Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), a comprehensive behavioral early intervention program that is appropriate for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as young as 12 months, has been found to reduce the need for ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Dramatic rise in autism prevalence parallels research explosion

Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer Geraldine Dawson, Ph.D. describes how the dramatic progress in autism research has paralleled increased recognition of autism's prevalence and financial impact in the December issue of ...

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