Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Daily Muse: New Study Shows Autism Rate at 1 in 38 Children??

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An alarming new study out of Korea is indicating that the prevalence of Autism may be much higher than previously thought. The study which was done in conjunction with researchers at Yale and George Washington Universities found that the Autism rate is really 1 in every 38 children! Current research in the U. S. has shown a rate closer to 1 in 110.  How are we missing the other children?  I am sure this will cause a stir in the autism advocacy circles and we will need to investigate the methodology of the research. The news story can be found here and the abstract to the research is here.

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