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Increasing Autism Rate Among Children in the U.S.

According to recent estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), autism prevalence among U.S. children has risen to one in 36—or about 2.8%—up from one in 44 (2.3%) two years ago. Autism prevalence is increasing as a result of greater public awareness and public health interventions. There is now a greater likelihood of detecting autism in children at an earlier age, and even disadvantaged areas are improving their ability to measure the prevalence of autism. Learn more!


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