Autism Spectrum Disorders

Pediatric Neurology & Neurologist located in Scottsdale, AZ

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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a group of complex neurodevelopmental disorders caused by changes in the brain that affect communication and behavior.  According to data and statistics on autistic spectrum disorder from the CDC, about 1 in 36 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) per estimates from CDC's Autism and Developmental Disability Monitoring (ADDM) network.  Also, ASD is 4 times more common among boys than among girls. 

At Blue Cactus Neurology, pediatric neurologist Dr. Medaa provides evaluation and assessment of complex neurological and developmental disorders with a skill and empathy for your child’s needs.  He and your family work together as a team to ensure your child gets the highest level of support.


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*** The website of reference is the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (https://www.ninds.nih.gov) and the National Institute of Mental Health (https://www.nimh.nih.gov).