Monday, October 5, 2009

New Statistics on Autism

I couldn't sleep this morning so I was flipping through the channels on TV. I stopped on CNN just as they were saying that a story was coming up about Autism. I was not too surprised by the new statistic: 1 in 91 kids has Autism or a related disorder (ASD). What shocked and saddened me more is that the statistic for boys is 1 in 58 boys and that Autism is found more in caucasians than any other race.

Reading through the article and absorbing the statistics, I wonder if the stats are getting worse because the awareness is getting better. I also wonder if the stat of 40% of the families surveyed said their kids lost the diagnosis is because kids are being misdiagnosed or there are underlying problems that are causing Autism-like behaviors.

Read the article here:

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