Comparative Effectiveness of Therapies for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders
Background: Autism Spectrum Disorders — Prevalence and Treatment
Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are common neurodevelopmental disorders, with an estimated prevalence of 1 in 110 children in the United States. There is no cure for ASDs and no global consensus about which intervention strategy is most effective.
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