Autism Spectrum Disorders: Information for Pediatricians Supporting Families of Young Children on the Spectrum

  • Stephanie PattersonEmail author
  • Veronica Smith
  • Michaela Jelen
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 724)


Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting in US 1 in 110 individuals.1 As increasingly younger children are receiving ASD diagnoses, many pediatricians are now faced with the unique needs of parents and other caregivers of newly diagnosed toddlers and young children. This chapter provides an overview of ASD designed to offer information and resources to pediatricians that could, in turn, be provided to families of children newly diagnosed with ASD.


Autism Spectrum Disorder Autism Spectrum Disorder Neurodegenerative Disease Joint Attention Communication Disorder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephanie Patterson
    • 1
    Email author
  • Veronica Smith
    • 2
  • Michaela Jelen
    • 2
  1. 1.University of California Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.University of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

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