2002 - 1 in 150
2006 - 1 in 110
2008 - 1 in 88
2013 - 1 in 50
As the tsunami of autism continues to build we still have no national urgency to address it.
These kids (my son included) are growing up and will overwhelm the anemic support systems we currently have in place at the same time as the right wing works ferociously to gut the system.
About 2 percent of American school children were diagnosed with autism disorders in 2011 and 2012, a 72 percent increase from the previous five years, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.I just wanted to let the DKos community know about this report.
The current statistics were compared with the CDC’s 2007 report that found 1.16 percent of children ages 6 to 17 were diagnosed on the autism spectrum, according to their parents. Most of the increase was due to more diagnoses of milder autism disorders, the Atlanta-based agency said.
The current data show that 1 in 50 children have been diagnosed with autism or a related disorder, such as Asperger’s syndrome. The conditions are characterized by difficulty with communication, social functioning and by unusual responses to sensory information.