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Can you tell me what is autism and why do so many children have it now?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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.." autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors." great website for more info: http://www.Autismspeaks.Org/what-autism.

In brief: Good question

And it cannot be effectively answered here.
.." autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors." great website for more info: http://www.Autismspeaks.Org/what-autism.
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