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Dramatic Rise in Autism Prevalence Parallels Research Explosion

According to Commentary by Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer Featured in Archives of General Psychiatry

Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer Geraldine Dawson, Ph.D. describes how the dramatic progress in autism research has paralleled incre

November 26, 2012

(NEW YORK, N.Y., November 26, 2012) – Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer Geraldine Dawson, Ph.D. describes how the dramatic progress in autism research has paralleled increased recognition of autism’s prevalence and financial impact in the December issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry published on line today. “This issue of the journal features three articles on autism,” she writes in her editorial. “A decade ago, the journal published about the same number of autism articles per year.”