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Autism Spectrum Disorders
Recent statistics suggest that 1 out of every 110 children, 1.5 million people, born every year in the United States will be diagnosed with some form of an autism spectrum disorder. Boys are three times as likely to be affected as girls. Autism is a complex developmental disorder that causes impaired social interaction and communication, as well as causing restricted and sometimes repetitive behavior.
Symptoms are suspected when a child around 18 months has delayed speech development, and has difficulty playing with other children. Genetic...