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ASU Research Looking Into Effects Of Autism On Aging

Published: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 12:25pm
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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention says one in 59 kids in the United States has autism spectrum disorder (ASD) — that’s as of earlier this year.

Many of the statistics about ASD, as well as interventions, are focused on children. But, a researcher at ASU is looking into how autism affects people as they get older and how that compares with people without ASD.

Blair Braden is a professor in ASU’s College of Health Solutions. Her study has been going on for about four years and now includes both men and women with autism.

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