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How many people have sensory-related developmental disabilities?

Sensory-related developmental disabilities are relatively uncommon. For example, Williams syndrome, a condition which including sensory-related developmental disabilities, occurs in about 1 in 8,000 people. Other developmental disabilities, such as autism, are much more common.

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Will supplements help with sensory-related developmental disabilities?
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