A recent CDC study covering areas in 11 states indicated that nearly one percent of children had some form of autism. This podcast discusses the importance of early diagnosis of autism to help improve a child’s chance to reach his or her full potential. Created: 1/7/2010 by MMWR.
Date Released: 1/7/2010. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders — United States, 2006
Recorded: December 15, 2009, posted January 7, 2010
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Autism is a developmental disorder which adversely impacts the lives of the people who
have it and their families. A recent CDC study covering areas in 11 states indicated that
nearly one percent of children had some form of autism. Children with autism are likely
to have decreased development of social and communication skills, as well as unusual
play and other behavioral issues. Autism can be diagnosed as early as two years of age.
Parents who are concerned about their child’s development should talk to their healthcare
provider. Early diagnosis can help improve a child’s chance to reach his or her full
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