assignment (epidemiology) 3

    The diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders is on the rise.  Scientists believe that there are both genetic and environmental factors associated with the development of autism.  The CDC has developed a surveillance system (Autism + Developmental Disabilities and Monitoring Network) to track this increase in cases.

    Write an essay on Autism.

    Use the links below and explain the following:

    The prevalence (DATA) of autistic disorders.
    Signs and Symptoms of Autism
    The screening and diagnosis of autistic disorders
    The possible genetic associations with the occurrence of autism
    The possible environmental associations with the occurrence of autism
    Treatment of autism
    CDC – Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

    Autism Risk Factors: genes, environment, and gene-environment interactions

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    You may also conduct your own research to write the essay.

    Cite your sources within the body of your paper and include a reference page using APA format.


    The assignment must fully answer all questions using data to support your ideas.
    Cite your sources within the body of your paper.
    The paper should be a minimum of two full pages long not counting your reference page.
    Include references in APA format.
    This assignment will be checked for plagiarism via SafeAssign. It must have less than a 20% match in order to be graded.
    Submit assignment through Blackboard as a word document.
    Scoring Rubric (100 Points):

    Research paper answering all required questions with data.  (75 points)
    Citations within body of paper using APA format. (10 points)
    Reference page using APA format (15 points)

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