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Autism On the Rise

Is Autism on the Rise or Are Parents Misreporting?

Parents were alarmed when the one in 150 statistic was released a while back. Now, a new study says as many as one in every 91 children in the United States has been diagnosed with some form of the developmental disorder. The statistic is a result of 78,000 verbal interviews with parents of children between the ages of 3 and 17 years old. And, some experts worry that the numbers are inaccurate because there's no way of knowing who made those diagnoses. Additionally, experts say 40 percent of kids who were once diagnosed with some form of autism, no longer meet the criteria. Do you believe autism is on the rise or are parents who need resources too quick to label their offspring?

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