Autism Spectrum Disorder
The CDC estimates that the prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in the US is approximately
1:68 children. ASD affects more males (1:42 ) than females (1:189). ASD is a class of neurodevelopmental conditions including: interaction difficulties, communication and language impairments, and repetitive behaviors.
The average of at ASD diagnosis is around 4 years of age, but can be diagnosed much earlier. Recent studies suggest that there is a gap between the number of children diagnosed with ASD and those
receiving services to treat ASD. Yet- we know early intervention helps children with ASD progress. Our
segment today focuses on the latest in ASD intervention and how technology has impacted the field. Top national expert, Dr. Caitlin Delfs, from the Marcus Autism Center joins us to provide the latest in ASD information and research findings.
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