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"Autism is a complex neurobiological brain disorder that presents varying degrees of
impairment in communication skills, social interactions, and restricted, repetitive,
and stereotyped patterns of behavior, among other behavioral and physiological
symptoms. Although symptoms can sometimes be recognizable at 18 months or
even earlier, many individuals are not diagnosed with autism until a much later age.
Early identification can lead to early treatment, which has proven most effective.
Appropriate diagnosis, intervention, and treatment supported by autism-specific
research, teaching, and training are critical to maximize the potential for Missouri
individuals with ASD."

— Blue Ribbon Panel on Autism, 2007

Autism Resources and Research

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