Autism and environmental exposure to toxins

Autism and environmental exposure to toxins from Australian Autism ADHD Foundation

By: Australian Autism ADHD Foundation  12-Apr-2015
Keywords: Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Speech Pathologist

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopment disorder that is characterized by different symptom severity in two core domains (1) social communication and social interaction, (2) restricted repetitive behaviours, interests, and activities. Over the past 15 years, the number of children diagnosed with ASD’s has escalated with the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention estimating that 1 in 88 children suffered from the disorder in 2008. More recently this figure has risen to 1 in 50 according to the 2013 US National Health Statistics Report

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