A public health collaboration for the surveillance of autism spectrum disorders.

@article{Rice2007APH,
  title={A public health collaboration for the surveillance of autism spectrum disorders.},
  author={Catherine E. Rice and J. A. F. Baio and Kim Van Naarden Braun and Nancy S Doernberg and F. John Meaney and Russell S Kirby},
  journal={Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={179-90}
}
Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) represent a range of behavioural phenotypes defined by impaired development in social interaction, communication, imagination, and range of interests or behaviours. The aetiology and epidemiology of these serious developmental disabilities (DDs) are poorly understood. Estimates of the population prevalence of ASDs have varied widely within the US and abroad, with increasing estimates in most of the recent studies. In an effort to improve our understanding of the… CONTINUE READING

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