Report: Number Of US Children Being Diagnosed With Autism Increases.

December 2, 2021

The AP (12/2, Tanner) reports that new autism numbers “released Thursday suggest more US children are being diagnosed with the developmental condition and at younger ages.” In an analysis of 2018 data from nearly a dozen states, CDC researchers “found that among 8-year-olds, 1 in 44 had been diagnosed with autism.” That rate “compares with 1 in 54 identified with autism in 2016.”

        Newsweek (12/2, Wermus) reports, “Experts announced Thursday that the rise of autism cases for the United States is reflected from people being more aware of the disorder and better services available to diagnose and treat it, the Associated Press reported.”


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