Retention of autism spectrum diagnoses by community professionals: findings from the autism and developmental disabilities monitoring network, 2000 and 2006.

@article{Wiggins2012RetentionOA,
  title={Retention of autism spectrum diagnoses by community professionals: findings from the autism and developmental disabilities monitoring network, 2000 and 2006.},
  author={Lisa D Wiggins and J. A. F. Baio and Laura A Schieve and Li-Ching Lee and Joyce S. Nicholas and Catherine E. Rice},
  journal={Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP},
  year={2012},
  volume={33 5},
  pages={387-95}
}
OBJECTIVE Past research is inconsistent in the stability of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnoses. The authors therefore sought to examine the proportion of children identified from a population-based surveillance system that had a change in classification from ASD to non-ASD and factors associated with such changes. METHODS Children with a documented age of first ASD diagnosis noted in surveillance records by a community professional (n = 1392) were identified from the Autism and… CONTINUE READING
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