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Reducing the Risk of Autism

There are no guidelines for preventing autism. This is because the cause is unknown. Scientists are actively searching for a better understanding of autism and ways to prevent it.

Revision Information

  • Reviewer: Kari Kassir, MD
  • Review Date: 03/2015 -
  • Update Date: 03/15/2015 -
  • Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: Updated August 7, 2012. Accessed May 14, 2013.

  • Autism spectrum disorders (pervasive developmental disorders). National Institute of Mental Health website. Available at: Updated May 14, 2013. Accessed May 14, 2013.

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