About This Show
Over a time span of only eight years, the national prevalence rate for Autism Spectrum Disorder has risen dramatically from 1 in 166 to 1 in 68. This change creates major societal, medical, and economic impacts, leading to questions of how and why the number of autism diagnoses in the United States has risen so sharply. This series, Autism Spectrum, is hosted by Paul Rokuskie and will explore the latest research, diagnostic approaches, patient challenges, and evolving roles of the health care professional in Autism Spectrum Disorder.
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Autism Spectrum Disorder Risk Factors: Environmental and Genetic Components
Host: Paul Rokuskie
Scientists have been doing research into many areas of Autism Spectrum Disorder in the hopes of explaining the doubling of its prevalence rate in the past decade. Both environmental risk factors and genetic components are some of the areas of research that are showing some promising details in our understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Host Paul Rokuskie talks with Craig Newschaffer, a Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Director of the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute about some of the risk factors that scientists are exploring for Autism Spectrum Disorder.