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According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 1 in 6 children in the United States had a developmental disability in 2006-2008, ranging from mild disabilities such as speech and language impairments to serious developmental disabilities, such as cerebral palsy, autism and intellectual disabilities. At The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), researchers and clinicians are finding ways to give these children the early intervention and skills they need to live fulfilling lives.

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New UTHealth survey to address statewide gaps in autism care and resources

Autism once again took center stage across the nation when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released new figures indicating that 1 in 68 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder. To address statewide gaps in autism care and resources, Pauline A. Filipek, M.D., director of The Autism Center at the Children’s Learning Institute at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), is inviting Texas residents to participate in a short survey regarding the needs of young Texans with an autism spectrum disorder. 

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UTHealth research: Children of parents in technical jobs at higher risk for autism

Children of fathers who are in technical occupations are more likely to have an autism spectrum disorder, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

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UTHealth researchers study stress of parenting autistic children

Studying parenting stress in mothers of young children with autism spectrum disorder is the focus of a new study at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School.

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