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  • More children than ever before are being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released the most comprehensive U.S. investigation of autism prevalence to date. The current CDC report,...

  • Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) affect approximately 1 to 2 % of the school-age population. The majority of children with autism are educated within the public school system, most often in general education classes, either full- or part-time. Thus,...

  • There has been a dramatic worldwide increase in reported cases of autism over the past decade. Today, autism spectrum conditions affect approximately 1 to 2 % of the school-age population. Yet, compared to population estimates, identification rates...

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  • There has been a dramatic worldwide increase in reported cases of autism over the past decade. Autism is much more prevalent than previously thought, especially when viewed as a spectrum of disorders (ASD). According to the CDC, approximately 1 in...

  • Can school psychologists diagnose autism ? In my opinion, the answer is "Yes." School psychologists can identify or classify a child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) within the school context. The dramatic increase in the prevalence of children...

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