Autism: A Global Perspective

  title={Autism: A Global Perspective},
  author={Eva-Maria Hahler and Mayada Elsabbagh},
  journal={Current Developmental Disorders Reports},
  • E. HahlerM. Elsabbagh
  • Published 28 December 2014
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Current Developmental Disorders Reports
Epidemiological data estimates the presence of 52 million cases of autism worldwide, affecting around 1 %-2 % of children across the globe. There has been a recent increase in interest regarding similarities and differences in the manifestations and the impact of the condition in different world regions. Despite this interest, however, evidence remains limited in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), and it has been difficult to draw public and policy-maker attention to autism in particular… 

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