There are not any steps you can take to prevent autism spectrum disorders. The cause is not known.
Autism spectrum disorders. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at:http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T113665/Autism-Spectrum-Disorders. Updated July 1, 2019. Accessed August 15, 2019.
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