New Numbers & Research On Autism
With new numbers from the Centers for Disease Control showing ever-increasing rates, researchers and advocates are considering the causes and ramifications. Meanwhile, a new study strengthens the argument that autism originates in the brain before birth. We’ll talk to a panel of New Hampshire experts on this disorder for the latest.
- Teresa Bolick – psychologist and behavior analyst specializing in autism spectrum disorders. She frequently consults with schools in New England, and has served on the NH Legislative Council on Autism Spectrum Disorders.
- Julie Erdelyi – program manager for Communication Services at the Stern Center for Language and Learning in Williston, VT. She specializes in teaching people with autism, and serves on the Vermont Autism Task Force.
- Dr. Stephen Mott – developmental cognitive neurologist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Medical Director of the Child Development Center at the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth.
- report on the CDC's new numbers
- CDC's explainer on the new numbers
- report on possible reasons behind the surge in autism diagnoses
- new research supports evidence that autism starts in utero