Friday, March 22, 2013
"As many as one in 50 U.S. school-age children have a diagnosis of autism, up from one in 86 in 2007"
Confirming what we are seeing in school aged children, cases of autism continue to rise. In a Reuters article titled U.S. autism estimates climb to one in 50 school-age children it is reported that "according to the study by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, much of the increase in the estimates was the result of diagnoses of children with previously unrecognized autism." Further it is stated that "much of the increase involving milder cases, suggesting the rise is linked to growing awareness and better testing methods".