Sunday, January 22, 2006

Major survey on autism to be carried out across European Union

"DUBLIN, Ireland: A major survey on autism is to be carried out across European Union member states to see if the condition is reaching epidemic levels, it emerged today.
Disability rights campaigner Kathy Sinnott said the European Autism Information System (EAIS) project, which has €480,000 in EU Commission funding, will discover how common the condition is...

...A central aim of the project is to have an agreed information system to record data on autism and a specific database is being developed by the National Centre on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities in Atlanta, in the United States."

Read the full article here.

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