The challenge of screening for autism spectrum disorder in a culturally diverse society

  title={The challenge of screening for autism spectrum disorder in a culturally diverse society},
  author={Kate E. Wallis and Jennifer Pinto-Martin},
  journal={Acta P{\ae}diatrica},

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