Autism spectrum disorder: updated prevalence and comparison of two birth cohorts in a nationally representative Australian sample
Tamara May, Emma Sciberras, Amanda Brignell, Katrina Williams
BMJ Open | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2017
Awarded by NHMRC
This article uses confidential unit record files from the LSAC survey. The LSAC was initiated and funded by the Commonwealth Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and was managed by the Australian Institute of Family Studies. The findings and views reported in this article are those of the authors and should not be attributed to either the Commonwealth Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, or the Australian Institute of Family Studies. We thank all the families participating in the LSAC study. We wish to thank Melinda Randall, Elfriede Ihsen, Daryl Efron and Cheryl Dissanayake for their contribution to the prior paper reporting LSAC ASD prevalence at under 7 years. We wish to thank the William Collie Trust, University of Melbourne, for their support of authors Dr May, Professor Williams and Ms Brignell. Dr Sciberras is funded by an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship 1037159 (2012-2015) and an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship 1110688 (2016-2019). Dr Sciberras also acknowledges the support of the NHMRC-funded Centre of Research Excellence in Child Language (1023493).