Autism and the Environment: Challenges and Opportunities for Research

  title={Autism and the Environment: Challenges and Opportunities for Research},
  author={B. Altevogt and S. Hanson and A. Leshner},
  pages={1225 - 1229}
  • B. Altevogt, S. Hanson, A. Leshner
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Autism spectrum disorder is a complex developmental disorder that dramatically affects the lives of patients and their families and the broader community. The causes of autism are unknown; however, evidence increasingly suggests that a complex interplay among environmental stressors, genetic mutations, and other biological factors likely plays a significant role in the development and/or progression of autism spectrum disorder. On April 18 and 19, 2007, the Institute of Medicine's Forum on… CONTINUE READING
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