U.S. Autism Prevalence Rises to 1 in 110
News   U.S. Autism Prevalence Rises to 1 in 110

12/18/2009

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released their national autism prevalence report today, confirming that the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders in the United States is 1 percent of the population, or one in 110 of children 8 years of age in 2006.
Bethesda, MD (December 18, 2009) — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released their national autism prevalence report today, confirming that the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders in the United States is 1 percent of the population, or one in 110 of children 8 years of age in 2006. Source: ASA website account of Centers for Disease Control report.

In a private interview with noted research scientist, Dr. Edwin Cook, University of Illinois at Chicago, OASIS @ MAAP was informed that a current study out of Cambridge University in England also indicated an incidence figure for autism spectrum disorders of one in 100. Dr. Cook also stated that the instigation for reviewing whether or not Asperger Syndrome should be mentioned as an autism subset is that so far scientists have found no existing genetic or other physiological or neurological markers that differentiate the two conditions.

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