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Autism Prevalence

Catherine Pearson

Autism Rate Has Increased -- 1 In 68 Kids Now Identified With The Disorder | Catherine Pearson | Posted 03.27.2014 | Parents

One in 68 children in the United States have now been identified with an autism spectrum disorder, according to new Centers for Disease Control and Pr...

Catherine Pearson

Study Shows Big Leap In Autism Prevalence | Catherine Pearson | Posted 03.20.2013 | Parents

The prevalence of parent-reported cases of autism is significantly higher now than it was just five years ago, according to new Centers for Disease Co...

The New Autism Numbers

Todd Drezner | Posted 06.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Todd Drezner

It's worth looking beyond the headlines to understand how the CDC arrived at the new autism prevalence numbers, and what those numbers do -- and don't -- mean.

Startling New Study Reveals Spike In Number Of U.S. Kids Have Autism

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 03.29.2012 | Healthy Living

One in 88 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, representing a...

Is Autism Really On The Rise?

Todd Drezner | Posted 08.08.2011 | Healthy Living
Todd Drezner

Increased prevalence does not necessarily mean that there is more autism than there used to be. Instead, it may mean that we are looking for autism more than we used to.

Rising Autism Numbers -- Leading Federal Official Says "No Question" That Environmental Exposures Are A Factor

David Kirby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirby

On Friday the nation's top autism research coordinator said that better diagnosis could not "explain away this huge increase" in autism. "There's no question that there is an environmental component here."