A Survey of Autism Knowledge in a Health Care Setting

@article{Heidgerken2005ASO,
  title={A Survey of Autism Knowledge in a Health Care Setting},
  author={Amanda D. Heidgerken and Gary R. Geffken and Avani C. Modi and Laura L Frakey},
  journal={Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders},
  year={2005},
  volume={35},
  pages={323-330}
}
The current study extends research by Stone [Cross-disciplinary perspectives on autism? Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 12, (1988) 615; A comparison of teacher and parent views of autism. Journal of Autism and Development Disorders, 18, (1988) 403] exploring the knowledge and beliefs about autism across multiple health care professions. One hundred and eleven CARD personnel (i.e., professional with the Center for Autism Related Disabilities, CARD), specialists (i.e., psychiatry, speech and… 
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