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Understanding Autism

Posted Thursday, April 3, 2014

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Understanding Autism According to the Centers for Disease Control, the prevalence of the autism among 8-year-olds increased 30 percent from 2008 to 2010. Researchers are still uncovering what causes autism. A recent study at CWRU found the brains of autistic kids are “noisier” than non-autistic kids. Another recent study suggests autism starts in the womb. Bit by bit, we're gaining a better understanding of autism.




Tom Frazier, Director of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Center for Autism
Ilana Hoffer Skofff, Executive Director of Milestones Autism Resources
Donna Catanese, Mother of an autistic son
Roberto Fernández Galán, Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve University (in a pre-recorded interview)

Additional Information

Autism rates now 1 in 68 U.S. children: CDC
Brains of kids with autism are “noisier” than typical brains, CWRU imaging research shows
For children with autism, brain abnormalities may begin in utero

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