New Data on Autism

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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, released a new report which indicates that the prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in children is one in sixty-eight (68) or 14.7 per  thousand (1,000) eight year olds.

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This figure on the prevalence of  Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in children represents an approximate thirty (30) percent increase between 2008 and 2010. While the cause of the increase is unknown, it is likely that better awareness, screening, and diagnosis efforts play a significant role.

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The report, Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder among Children Aged 8 Years – Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 11 sites, United States, 2010, is available at the following web address:

Source(s): Advocates and Justice in Education

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