Why is Autism on the Rise?

Why is Autism on the Rise?

by Clayton Farris Naff

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ISBN-13: 9780737768701
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 04/11/2014
Series: At Issue Series: Health
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 Autism: An Overview Christian Nordqvist 11

2 The Rise in Autism Requires a National Strategy Boh Wright 17

3 Rising Autism Statistics Likely Reflect Improved Diagnostics Emily Willingham 25

4 Research and Intervention Are Making Headway Against Autism Alan Guttmacher 31

5 Autism-Mitigating a Global Epidemic Chris Bateman 39

6 More Research Is Needed to Assess Toxic Chemicals' Link to Autism Philip J. Landrigan Luca Lambertini Linda S. Birnbaum 46

7 Extra Folic Acid During Pregnancy May Curb Autism Robert Berry, interviewed by PBS NewsHour 52

8 The Link Between the MMR Vaccine and Autism Is Real Andrew Wakefield 57

9 Unscientific Claims About Autism Take a Toll Alex Hannaford 65

10 Autism Is Caused by a Mix of Genetic and Environmental Factors Thomas Insel 75

11 Robots May Be Helpful in Care of Autistic Children David Salisbury 80

12 Minority Families with Autistic Children Struggle to Get Services Martha Matthews 86

Organizations to Contact 91

Bibliography 95

Index 99

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