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Flatten the curve of autism


Last updated 4/30/2020 at 7:48am

Paulette Britton

Special to Valley News

April is Autism Awareness Month, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the prevalence of autism has risen again to one in 54. It is four times more prevalent in boys than girls. Even more startling, about one in six or 17% children ages 3-17 years were diagnosed with a developmental disability from 2009-2017.

Autism spectrum disorder is a neurodevelopmental condition that affects communication, behavior and the ability to interact with others. It's rare to meet someone who doesn't know of or have a person in their family...

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