Study to use behavioral therapy in attempt to prevent autism

An $11 million study that began last week at the University of Washington will follow 200 Seattle-area infants at genetic risk for autism, half of which will be treated weekly with applied behavioral therapy. "Right now, the only thing we can tell parents of at-risk infants to do is wait, watch -- and worry," said Annette Estes, one of the researchers. "We'd like to do better than that."

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