Researchers Find Disproportionate Child Abuse Referrals for Children with Autism

A study led by Vanderbilt University researchers of 11 counties in Tennessee revealed that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were nearly 2.5 times more likely than children without ASD to be reported to the Child Abuse Hotline by the age of 8.

Chapin Hall Research Fellow, Dr. Richard Epstein, and Policy Fellow Dr. Michae