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Meeting the Needs of Autistic Individuals During COVID-19 Pandemic

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In a new paper, experts address the specific challenges patients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families might encounter during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as what healthcare providers should know and do to ensure optimal and safe care.

The report is published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal. “Autism spectrum disorder prevalence has increased significantly in the last 20 years.

In 2004, the prevalence of autism was 1 in 166. Today the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 1 in 54 children are on the autism spectrum,” said co-author Adrien A.

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