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Pandemic Creating Lag In Autism Diagnoses For Kids

Published: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 12:59pm
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Roughly one in 54 children is affected by autism, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and experts say the earlier a child can be diagnosed and start getting services, the better.

But for many families, that’s been a challenge during the pandemic.

The group Autism Speaks is using this World Autism Month to try to teach parents about the signs of autism and to get help if they think they need it.

The Show spoke about how the pandemic has impacted kids and their families receiving a diagnosis with Pamela Dixon, director of Clinical Services and Inclusion at Autism Speaks.

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