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Clarifying Startling Autism Rate Statistics

July 25, 2014
By Keely Camden - School Bells

In March 2012, Time magazine writer Alice Park summarized the skyrocketing rates of autism in an article titled "Autism Rises": "One in 88 children in the U.S. has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) - a nearly 25 percent increase from 2006, when the rate was 1 in 110, and a stunning 78 percent increase since 2000-02, when the CDC first began tracking the disorder and estimated the rate at 1 in 150 children."

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