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- Maternal Residence near Agricultural Pesticide Applications and Autism Spectrum Disorders among Children in the California Central Valley - This article explores the correlation between “pesticide drift” and the incidence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in developing fetuses and children. The study observes the population of over 250,000 children born in 19 California counties between the start of 1996 and the end of 1998.
- Autism in Children with Congenital Rubella - The 1971 study, Autism in Children with Congenital Rubella, observed children with congenital rubella. The conclusion of the study found that there was a link between congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) and incidence of autism disorder.
- Genetic Testing- What You Need to Know - This document includes the 6 most frequently asked questions pertaining to genetic testing. Research has shown possible causes of autism stem from genetic factors. The CDC approves this document as a resource for genetic testing inquiry.
- Maryland CADDRE - The text highlights the Johns Hopkins Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities Epidemiology as the CADDRE site studying ASDs in Maryland. The document explains which counties are participating in the study and what will be asked of the families who participate.
- Molecular Genetic Testing - This one page document provides the six most frequently asked questions related to genetic testing. The text provides bullet pointed answer to each question for the reader’s benefit. A link to the CDC is provided for those interested in receiving more information about molecular genetic testing.
- North Carolina CADDRE - The information provided describes the function of CADDRE site in North Carolina. The pamphlet explains the four major projects, which include: Monitoring Activities, CADDRE Short Study, Special Studies, and Sharing Information.
- Organophosphate Pesticide Exposure and Neurodevelopment in Young Mexican-American Children - This research article explores Organophosphate pesticides as an environmental cause of developmental problems, including autism. The proposed theory is the exposure to over a billion pounds of pesticides released in the United States is having an adverse effect on developing fetuses and young children. Studies of this sort have been conducted observing neurodevelopment of animals and exposure to OP pesticides; however few studies have been conducted observing children.
- SEED Study - SEED, the Study to Explore Development, is a multi-year study exploring the possible causes of autism in 6 separate sites throughout the United States. The text includes several facts about autism and the overall goal of the SEED study. The CDC is funding the SEED study.