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Autistic Youth Visits To ER More Than Quadrupled--Because They Don't Get Enough Care Elsewhere

February 28, 2017

A new study found that autistic adolescents visit the emergency room four times more often than their typically developing peers. Older autistic teens and those who were living in rural areas progressively visited the ER more often over time as well, the researchers found, but those patterns were not seen among youth without an autism spectrum diagnosis.

This article mentions statistics included in the 2015 National Autism Indicators Report published by the Life Course Outcomes Research Program.

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