Monday, April 2, 2012

The Puzzle of More Autism Cases

An editorial from today's edition of The New York Times.

The latest federal survey suggests that more than 1 percent of all children in the country have been identified as having autism or two related disorders by the age of 8, a far higher percentage than found in previous surveys. But no one knows whether the increase shows that the disorders are more common or whether it simply reflects better detection of cases that would previously have been missed

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