Earlier this month, the CDC published current autism prevalence numbers in the United States. As of 2018, one child in 44 was diagnosed with autism. This number has increased from one in 54 children in 2016.
Many people are curious about why these numbers are increasing. Peter Hess and Angie Voyles Askham with Spectrum News break down the reasons for these increases. Autistic people have always existed, but experts agree that we’re becoming better at identifying autism.
Read the summary on Spectrum’s website by following this link.
Published by Spectrum, the leading site for autism research news.