Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, March 2nd, 2003
The autism-surveillance study will assess the extent of the fast-growing neurological disorder by determining how many 8-year-old children had autism-spectrum disorders in the county in 2000. That includes Asperger syndrome and other autism-like disorders that affect up to 1.5 million Americans, including 5,000 in Arizona schools.
"There's a lot of interest in finding out what the real prevalence is of autism in children over time," said F. John Meaney, a University of Arizona pediatrics professor and project...
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