Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Autism Rates Have Spiked, But Why?

Listen or read the transcript from NPR's Talk of the Nation.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly one percent of U.S. children have some form of autism, 20 times higher than the rate in the 1980s. Alan Zarembo of The Los Angeles Times and clinical psychologist Catherine Lord discuss what's behind the growing number of diagnoses.

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