1 in 68 does not mean that autism is an enemy that needs to be conquered. 1 in 68 means that we need educational systems that truly meet the needs of a population that learns differently.
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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.
This is not 1950, it is 2012, and families should not have to go bankrupt to pay for their children's therapies. Insurance companies should cover conditions that require treatment.
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