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The Science of Autism
Where We Live - with John Dankosky
Aired:
05/29/2008
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Autism researchers face the challenge of translating their findings for caregivers

 

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51:59 minutes (24.96 MB)
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Dr. Michael Weiss: Photo by Kayla WiecheDr. Michael Weiss: Photo by Kayla WiecheResearchers and caregivers are meeting at Fairfield University next week to talk about new research and treatment for autism.

Autism Spectrum Disorder affects about 4 out of every 1000 Connecticut Children, but that number has risen steadily over the last several years and there's no clear answer why.

Some point to better screening and diagnosis methods others blame environmental factors. Most say there's no single cause.

The conference at Fairfield gathers top researchers to share their work, and to talk about how to extend it to those who need it most: parents, caregivers and those with autism.

Today, Where We Live, we'll talk to two participants in the forum to get the latest news about research and treatment, and we'll hear from someone trying to get funding for more study.

 

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