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Autism, Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD)

Literature cited:

[1]CDC Autism Information Center.  Frequently Asked Questions – Prevalence.  Available from:  Accessed 27 October 2008.

[2] NINDS.  Autism Fact Sheet. NIH Publication No. 06-1877.  April 2006.  Available from:   Accessed 27 October 2008.

[3] National Research Council (2001) Educating Children with Autism. Committee on Educational Interventions for Children with Autism. C Lord and JP McGee, eds. Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.

Written and compiled by Kyla Boyse, R.N. Reviewed by Judith Coucouvanis, MA, APRN, BC.

Updated December 2008

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