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Tennessee children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were twice as likely to be involved in maltreatment allegations that were referred to the state's Child Abuse Hotline. About 17.3% of children with ASD were referred to the Child Abuse Hotline, compared to about 7.4% of typically developing children. The Tennessee Child Abuse Hotline accepts all reports of suspected child abuse and neglect. These findings were reported in "A Population-Based Examination Of Maltreatment Referrals And Substantiation For Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder" by Marisa H. Fisher, Richard A. Epstein, Richard C. Urbano, Alison Vehorn, Michael J. Cull, and . . .
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