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Autism reaches record high levels in the US

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today reported that the number of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has risen to an estimated 1 in 88 (1.1%), up from 1 in 110 (0.9%) according to agency estimates released just two years. The prevalence figure is the highest since the CDC began its biennial nationwide survey of children ten years ago. 

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