Autism: Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder More Likely To Wander

Science World Report
February 4, 2016
Autism: Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder More Likely To Wander
Dr. Andrew Adesman, Chief, Developmental Pediatrics, Cohen Children’s Medical Center

-------------------------

Politico
February 8, 2016
AUTISM STUDY — Researchers from Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York, writing in PLOS One, found more than one-quarter million school-age children with autism spectrum disorder or other developmental disorders wander away from adult supervision each year. "Wandering has become a greater concern” Dr. Andrew Adesman, chief of developmental pediatrics at CCMC and senior investigator of the study, said in a press release accompanying the article. "Not only does it pose a significant risk to the safety and well-being of children with developmental disabilities, but fear of wandering can be a daily source of stress and anxiety for parents of affected children." http://prn.to/1Q2dTo2

Topics: News

Focus onHealth TV

Watch Focus onHealth, Northwell Health's TV show. It's the healthy way to stay informed!