The Wall Street Journal’s Shirley Wang and experts from Mayo Clinic, Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, Yale and other institutions are teaming up for a Twitter chat on autism at 12 ET on Friday, May 3. Hashtag: #autismchat.
The chat will focus on new research on autism; diagnosis (including biomarkers); treatment (drug and behavioral interventions); and risk factors (environmental factors, genetic work, etc…). Wang will be tweeting live from the International Meeting for Autism Research in Spain.
Autism is one of a group of serious developmental problems called autism spectrum disorders that appear in early childhood — usually before age 3. Though symptoms and severity vary, all autism spectrum disorders affect a child’s ability to communicate and interact with others.
About 1 in 88 children has been identified with an autism spectrum disorder, according to estimates from Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Autism spectrum disorders occur in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups, although autism is 5 times more common in boys than girls.
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