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Conditions InDepth: Autism
- Genetic factors
- Environmental factors
- Problems during pregnancy or delivery that could interfere with brain development
- Exposure to environmental toxins
Autism 101: a free online course. The Autism Society website. Available at: http://support.autism-society.org/site/PageServer?pagename=about%5Fcourse. Accessed May 14, 2013.
Autism spectrum disorder. American Academy of Pediatrics' Healthy Children website. Available at: http://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/developmental-disabilities/Pages/Autism-Spectrum-Disorders.aspx. Updated January 31, 2013. Accessed May 13, 2013.
Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/index.html. Updated August 7, 2012. Accessed May 14, 2013.
Autism spectrum disorders (pervasive developmental disorders). National Institute of Mental Health website. Available at: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/autism-spectrum-disorders-pervasive-developmental-disorders/index.shtml. Updated May 14, 2013. Accessed May 14, 2013.
Causes. The Autism Society website. Available at: http://www.autism-society.org/about-autism/causes. Accessed May 14, 2013.
Rapin I. An 8-year-old boy with autism. JAMA. 2001;285:1749-1757.
12/31/2009 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed: Rice C. Prevalence of autism spectrum disorders—Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, United States, 2006. MMWR Surveill Summ. 2009;58(SS10):1.
- Reviewer: Kari Kassir, MD
- Review Date: 03/2014
- Update Date: 05/06/2014