Autism Screening

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The Health Ministry will provide autism screening services to children brought to health centers to get vaccinated against childhood diseases. “Currently, screening programs are conducted by State Welfare Organization in kindergartens; but only 15-20% of toddlers attend kindergartens,” said Mohammad-Taqi Jaghataee, head of the national Charity Foundation for Special Diseases. “The ministry’s pilot plan in this regard will be conducted soon in two provinces,” IRNA quoted him as saying. It is estimated that from among every 150 to 200 births in the country, one baby is born with autism spectrum disorder, he said.

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