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Autism spectrum disorders


* Not a rare disease
Other Names for this Disease
  • ASD
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Management Guidelines

  • GeneReviews provides current, expert-authored, peer-reviewed, full-text articles describing the application of genetic testing to the diagnosis, management, and genetic counseling of patients with specific inherited conditions. Click on the link to view the article on this topic.

Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • The Autism Speaks organization has information about the many opportunities that are available for families who want to participate in autism research. Click on the link to learn more about the way families can participate.
  • The Centers for Mendelian Genomics program is working to discover the causes of rare genetic disorders. For more information about applying to the research study, please visit their website.
  • lists trials that are studying or have studied Autism spectrum disorders. Click on the link to go to to read descriptions of these studies.
  • The National Database for Autism Research (NDAR) is a collaborative biomedical informatics system being created by the National Institute of Health (NIH) to provide a national resource to support and accelerate research in autism.