Autistic spectrum disorder: a child population profile.

  title={Autistic spectrum disorder: a child population profile.},
  author={Daphne V Keen and St{\'e}phanie Ward},
  journal={Autism : the international journal of research and practice},
  volume={8 1},
This study analyses the prevalence of ASD, comorbidity, educational provision and ability in autistic children in a single health district, born between 1983 and 1996. The number of recorded diagnoses doubled over a 4 year period. This appeared to be due to greater recognition of ASD in more able children, in children initially presenting with ADHD, and possibly in females. ADHD accounted for a substantial proportion of comorbidity. Age at diagnosis appeared to be related to school placement… CONTINUE READING

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