Autism spectrum disorders

Autism rates declining among wealthy whites, escalating among poor

Wealthy, white California counties—once considered the nation's hotbeds for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) - have seen prevalence flatten or fall in the last two decades, while rates among poor whites and minorities keep ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Study finds strength-based coding clubs benefit autistic teenagers

Autistic teenagers who participate in computer coding clubs that utilise their skill strengths show improved confidence and self-esteem, health and wellbeing, and social relationships, which can help lead to meaningful employment, ...

Pediatrics

Pediatrician use of developmental screening tools increasing

(HealthDay)—From 2002 to 2016, there was an increase in pediatricians' reported use of developmental screening tools and in referral of at-risk patients for early intervention (EI), according to a study published online ...

Pediatrics

Developmental disability diagnosis more likely in rural children

(HealthDay)—Children living in rural areas are more likely to be diagnosed with a developmental disability compared with those living in urban areas, according to a study published online Feb. 19 in National Health Statistics ...

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