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Newborn Screening May Contain Autism Clues

[Source:  Disability Scoop]

A simple, routine test may be able to detect autism in newborn children, researchers say.

Tests regularly given to newborns to screen for hearing loss could also offer clues about whether they are on the spectrum, according to a new study.

The tests measure a child’s auditory brainstem response, or ABR, to determine how the inner ear and brain react to sounds.

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