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Autism spectrum disorders now occur in about one of every 100 children born. It’s a dreadful condition and, I have become convinced, a preventable one. I think there are specific steps we can take to reduce the incidence of autism back down to where it was in the 1960s — so rare that no one even knew what it was. This is probably the most important column I have ever written for you. Every parent of a newborn child should know what I have written here.

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Opinion, Pages 4 on 02/23/2011

Print Headline: Is Autism preventable? Do the research

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