An update on autism: science, gender, and the law.

  title={An update on autism: science, gender, and the law.},
  author={Jane J Bartley},
  journal={Gender medicine},
  volume={3 2},
Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability today, affecting boys more than girls at a rate of 4 to 1. Research is currently under way to identify possible genetic implications and to develop appropriate treatments. Early intervention is recommended, but the cost of these therapies is high and often not covered by insurance policies. Families who turn to their public school district for assistance generally find that schools are insufficiently funded to meet the needs of children… CONTINUE READING