CDC: One In 50 US Schoolchildren Has A Form Of Autism.

The New York Times (3/21, A17, Hoffman, Subscription Publication) reports, “The likelihood of a school-aged American child receiving a diagnosis of autism, Asperger syndrome or a related developmental disorder increased 72 percent in 2011-12 from 2007, according to an analysis of a phone survey of parents released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Health Resources and Services Administration.” The new “report emphasized that while the numbers changed from one in 86 children, ages six to 17, having received a diagnosis in a 2007 parent survey, to one in 50 children in the current report, most of the increase was because of previously undiagnosed cases.”

Related Links:

— “Parental Study Shows Rise in Autism Spectrum Cases, “Jan Hoffman, The New York Times, March 20, 2013.

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