I just saw a news report today on our local TV station about the new and increased number of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. For a while now the government has said the number runs about 1 child in every 88 children has autism or an Autism spectrum disorder. Now based on a phone survey that number could be as high as 1 in 50. Check out the report from our local CBS station KDKA. The report is done by their medical reporter Dr. Maria Simbra who I happen to know personally.
Updated: Here is a link to the article on Autism Speaks’ website.