September 7, 2011 At a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee meeting, Sen. Enzi (R-WY) is expected to vote for nearly $700 million in funding for autism research and treatment.
Judith Ursitti is a Massachusetts mother of two children with autism spectrum disorders. Her son, Jack, 7, has severe autism, while her daughter, Amy (not pictured), who is 11, has Asperger's.
August 15, 2011 The overall risk that a younger sibling of an autistic child will also have the disorder is 19 percent, a new study finds. If the younger sibling is male, the risk shoots up to more than one in four.
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May 23, 2011 About 1 in 7 children in the U.S. has a developmental disability, such as autism, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The prevalence, as determined by parents' answers to a survey, has increased 2 percentage points since 1997.
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