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Einstein in the News interviews Rahil Briggs, Psy.D., about a new study which found 10 percent of low-functioning children with autism may "bloom," or outgrow, their most severe disabilities by adolescence. Dr. Briggs notes that the children who "bloom" typically do not have any accompanying intellectual disabilities and their mothers tend to be more educated, suggesting that low-income families are less able to access needed services and support. Dr. Brigg is assistant professor of pediatrics. (See related video: reaction to a recent CDC report on increased autism disorders.)


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