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Friday, February 09, 2007

Autism In American Children

A new study concerning autism in children states that 1 out of every 150 kids has it. The number is actually one half million children with autism. Sounds pretty scary, doesn't it. That number is higher than I ever expected to see. From that, I would say that it must be that too many children were not diagnosed with it in the past. On the other hand, experts do say that the number is on the rise and that it is NOT simply because of the lack of diagnosis in more children. Also, it can be regional. What is causing this? Are the doctors just not seeing the situation? Or is it simply that more kids are having this problem than we ever knew? The experts do not know the answer to this question. I think that it is vital that they find out!

Autism Findings Little Surprise To Parents

Feb. 9, 2007 — More than half a million children in the United States have an autism spectrum disorder. This was the finding reported Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which also views the new data as "confirming the upper end of estimates" from recent U.S. and non-U.S. studies.

Posted by From Arkansas at 10:32 PM
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