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Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: March 29, 2012
Contact: CDC Division of News and Electronic Media

CDC Telebriefing on the Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders


CDC will host a telephone-only media briefing to discuss the MMWR surveillance summary on the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders.


Thomas Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Coleen Boyle, Ph.D., M.S.Hyg, director, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, CDC

Susan Hyman, M.D., F.A.A.P., chairperson of the Autism Subcommittee of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Mark Roithmayr, president of Autism Speaks


Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. ET

Media: 888-795-0855
Non-Media: 877-918-1346
INTERNATIONAL: 1-517-308-9145

Important Instructions: If you would like to ask a question during the call, press *1 on your touchtone phone. Press *2 to withdraw your question. You may queue up at any time. You will hear a tone to indicate your question is pending.

A transcript of this media availability will be available following the briefing at the CDC web site at


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