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ABC: People with autism dying at twice rate of general population: new study

A new study from the University of NSW Australia has found that people with autism spectrum disorder are dying at twice the rate of the general population. These very serious findings “have prompted the study researchers and advocates to call for a high-level, whole of system response to prevent these avoidable deaths.”1 The team studied data collected between 2001 and 2015, in what has been called the most comprehensive study of causes of death among Australians with ASD.

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