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What is Autism? How common is it?

Not a day passes that we don't hear about the increasing rates of children with autism. To understand more about how autism is defined, it's prevalence, and the "red flags" of detecting autism, visit Search for "autism" and you will find up-to-date, research-based information that is useful to all people who are interested in learning more about this topic.


The Missouri Department of Mental Health, Division of Developmental Disabilities has information about autism and autism-related projects and resources in Missouri on their Web site, which can be found at:


Information about Project Access, an Autism Resource Center at Missouri State University, can be found at: or by calling: 1-866-481-3841.


The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Resource Center is a service that can provide current information and resources to all Missourians at no charge. The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Resource Center can be reached at: or by phone at: 1-800-444-0821.

Sara Gable, Ph.D., State Specialist & Associate Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, University of Missouri Extension





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