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What Are the Red Flags for Autism? And What Are Resources Available in Houston?

Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in the U.S, with one in every 68 children having the disorder. In 2012, Texas health officials reported almost 90-thousand children in the state have autism, and they estimate another 28-thousand Texas children will have it by 2017. We talk with a local mom about the challenges of […]

Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in the U.S, with one in every 68 children having the disorder. In 2012, Texas health officials reported almost 90-thousand children in the state have autism, and they estimate another 28-thousand Texas children will have it by 2017.

We talk with a local mom about the challenges of having a child with autism. And we discuss what signs parents should look for, how autism is treated and the latest research here in Houston.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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