Reducing Your Risk
There are no guidelines for preventing autism because the cause is unknown. Scientists are actively searching for a better understanding of autism and ways to prevent it.
Autism spectrum disorders (pervasive developmental disorders). National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) website. Available at:
. Updated April 2008. Accessed September 11, 2008.
National Center on Birth Defects and Environmental Disabilities. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at:
. Accessed June 23, 2008.