Navigation Links
Massachusetts Study Shows Sharp Rise in Early Autism Diagnoses
Date:5/18/2011

8-year-olds with autism at one in 110, while another study found that one in 91 children aged 3 to 17 has autism. And a recent study from South Korean researchers found an estimated one in 38 South Korean children -- or 2.6 percent -- has an autism spectrum disorder.

Other experts said the study likely reflects an increase in kids under age 3 getting help for autism, not an increase in prevalence.

Researchers relied on data from birth certificates and on children enrolled in early intervention programs for autism. In 1998, Massachusetts established the Early Intervention Specialty Services Program for kids with autism, which offers free intensive programs for young children who screen positive for autism spectrum disorders.

While the screening checklist is helpful in determine who might have autism, it isn't a definitive diagnosis, said Irva Hertz-Picciotto, deputy director of the MIND Institute (Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders) at University of California, Davis.

"The paper is most useful for assessing utilization of services and health planning, and is just plain not comparable to estimates from, say the CDC's ADDM [Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring] Network," Hertz-Picciotto said.

The study was released online May 16 in advance of publication in the June print issue of the journal Pediatrics.

According to background information in the article, the average age of diagnosis for autism remains at 3.5 to 5 years old.

The paper seems to show that kids in Massachusetts at least are beginning to get diagnosed and into treatment sooner -- good news, said Dr. Rebecca Landa, director of the Center for Autism & Related Disorders at Kennedy Krieger Institute.

"This paper highlights the fact that more children are getting autism spectrum disorder services," Landa said. "All those working hard to identify these early signs of autism spectrum disorder and promote the fact that early
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Season of birth and celiac disease in Massachusetts children
2. Massachusetts reform hasnt stopped medical bankruptcies: Harvard study
3. Massachusetts General Hospital leading nationwide, comparative study of common bipolar medications
4. Massachusetts physician groups improving patient experience, study finds
5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology IDs new cancer drug target
6. Doctors hard to find for patients in Massachusetts first for-profit health plan
7. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and Northeast Health Systems Physician Hospital Organization Sign Alternative Quality Contract
8. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Demonstrates Community Commitment with Fifth William C. Van Faasen Community Service Sabbatical
9. Firefighters Walk Over 60,000 Miles in Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts' Fitness Challenge
10. Massachusetts health care reform reviewed as a model for national plan
11. Miles for Hope’s Moving Towards A Cure(SM) Brain Tumor Walk in Boston Raising Funds for Brain Tumor Vaccine and Massachusetts General Hospital
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Massachusetts Study Shows Sharp Rise in Early Autism Diagnoses
(Date:4/21/2015)... 2015 The report “Dermatitis ... analysis on the therapeutic development for Dermatitis. ... identifying new targets and MOAs to produce ... TOC is available @ http://www.rnrmarketresearch.com/dermatitis-pipeline-review-h1-2015-market-report.html ... players involved in the therapeutic development for ...
(Date:4/21/2015)... April 21, 2015 QuickMedical, a ... and supplies, now represents Schiller America's ... ECGs, Stress Tests, and Vital Signs Monitors, among ... Switzerland, is a global leader in the development ... are developed in close cooperation with the world's ...
(Date:4/21/2015)... April 21, 2015 Carinsurancehints.com has released ... and explaining their impact on auto insurance prices ... increase auto insurance prices. Clients should review their insurance ... can be bought under several forms. Some of the ... , rivers can compare online rates and find the ...
(Date:4/21/2015)... California (PRWEB) April 21, 2015 On ... Movie Awards” EcoLuxe Lounge at the world famous Avalon ... of sustainable product placement in TV and film, the ... makes appearances at many awards ceremonies and festivals throughout ... top providers of eco-friendly and socially conscious products and ...
(Date:4/21/2015)... April 21, 2015 Edward Avalos, USDA ... “A.G.” Kawamura, former Secretary of the California Department of ... for the 2nd Annual GrowRIVERSIDE Conference: The Future of ... The inclusion of these nationally known experts intensifies an ... planners, farmers and others slated to speak at the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Dermatitis Therapeutic Development and Pipeline Market Review H1 2015 Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 2Health News:Dermatitis Therapeutic Development and Pipeline Market Review H1 2015 Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 3Health News:Dermatitis Therapeutic Development and Pipeline Market Review H1 2015 Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 4Health News:QuickMedical Launches New Product Line: Schiller America 2Health News:QuickMedical Launches New Product Line: Schiller America 3Health News:Heavily Circulated Roads Can increase Auto Insurance Costs 2Health News:Hollywood's Santana Dempsey and Choices Recovery South Bend Examine Victory over Personal Struggles 2Health News:USDA Under Secretary, former CA Agriculture Director to Address 2nd Annual “GrowRIVERSIDE” Conference in June 2Health News:USDA Under Secretary, former CA Agriculture Director to Address 2nd Annual “GrowRIVERSIDE” Conference in June 3
... order to effectively handle the situation in case of an ... to make all necessary preparation.// They are asked to appoint ... European Union would also have to look harder at immediate ... 25 countries. ,He said that their problem is ...
... of psychological stress in the expectant mother might prove ... the Johns Hopkins University and the National Institute of ... in the May/June 2006 edition of the journal Child ... daily stress during pregnancy is associated with more advanced ...
... Space Research Organization (ISRO) announced expansion of its ... hospitals in the country.// Manipal hospital in Banglore, ... Medical Foundation in Maharashtra and Madras Diabetic Research ... ,The telemedicine network, which began in 2001 ...
... its characteristic red color has been discovered to possess ... and heart attacks.// Previous studies have already established cancer ... scientists, the stickiness of platelets - the particles in ... percent when 220 volunteers had a drink containing the ...
... study appearing in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical ... 11 had a loss in lung capacity equivalent to what ... the terror attacks. ,An average loss of 372 ... the lung's capacity. This loss is at least 10 times ...
... on Monday the major hospitals in Delhi revoked the leave ... were away from duty were recalled. // ,"The ... of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) as resident doctors are on an ... have cancelled all the leave applications and recalled the doctors ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Children Benefited By Moderate Maternal Stress? 2Health News:ISRO To Expand Telemedicine Network, 4 Speciality Hospitals To Be Included 2Health News:Delhi Hospitals Cancel Holidays And Recalls Doctors 2Health News:Delhi Hospitals Cancel Holidays And Recalls Doctors 3
(Date:4/21/2015)... April 21, 2015   iRhythm Technologies, Inc. , a ... of cardiac care, announced today that Banner Health, one ... U.S., will now be offering iRhythm,s ZIO ® ... monitoring. "At Banner Health, we are dedicated ... and services," said John Hensing , MD, Banner ...
(Date:4/21/2015)... N.J. , April 21, 2015  Navitas has ... provide a wide range of offerings for life sciences ... providing an integrated platform enabling seamless flow of data ... of the Aviator launch, Navitas worked closely with Oracle ... Hub and Oracle,s CTMS in the Cloud. ...
(Date:4/21/2015)... April 21, 2015  Edico Genome today announced ... with Intel,s Xeon processors to accelerate next generation ... enable completion of primary and secondary NGS analysis ... costs, streamlining data analysis in the cloud and ... big data sets, such as analysis of population-scale ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Banner Health to Offer iRhythm ZIO Service for Continuous Cardiac Monitoring 2Banner Health to Offer iRhythm ZIO Service for Continuous Cardiac Monitoring 3Navitas Launches Aviator - Cloud Based Platforms for Oracle Solutions 2Navitas Launches Aviator - Cloud Based Platforms for Oracle Solutions 3Navitas Launches Aviator - Cloud Based Platforms for Oracle Solutions 4Edico Genome Collaborates with Intel to Overcome Big Data Bottleneck in Next-Generation Sequencing 2Edico Genome Collaborates with Intel to Overcome Big Data Bottleneck in Next-Generation Sequencing 3
... and Fracture Table is a mobile, ... flexible, easy to use, articulated posturing ... orthopedic procedures. Radiolucent abductor bars, wedge-shaped ... exceptional imaging capability. OrthoVision folds into ...
... Mesh Cathode of the OsteoGen™-M mesh ... a scaffolding effect designed to increase ... ends in the management of nonunions. ... particularly appropriate for high-risk patients and ...
Our products, with carefully researched design features, are tailored to making arthroscopic and ligament reconstructive surgery more reproducible, easier, quicker and safer....
... Interference Screw is indicated for graft ... and PCL reconstructions with bone-patellar tendon-bone ... The SmartScrew ACL provides easy and ... for any graft type. The unique ...
Medicine Products: