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Pediatric Expert Tips: Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism CDC Data

Autism spectrum disorder is a developmental disability caused by differences in the way a child's brain develops and processes information, but it is more than just slight language delays or trouble making friends. According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in sixty-eight children is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, and boys are five times more likely than girls to be autistic.

Watch this video of East Tennessee Children's Hospital Child Psychologist Jan Neece, Ph.D., discussing autism diagnosis and how concerned parents should react:

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