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1 in 68 Children Now Has a Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Why?

The staggering increase in cases of ASD should raise more suspicion in the medical community about its misdiagnosis and overdiagnosis than it does...

IACC Statement Regarding Scientific, Practice and Policy Implications of Changes in the Diagnostic Criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder

The DSM-5 criteria were published in May 2013.1, 2 Although the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria are intended primarily for use by clinicians and researc...

Rising awareness may explain spike in autism diagnoses

[9-image.jpg]Young boys continue to have the highest rate of autism diagnoses, but Danish doctors are diagnosing more girls, teenagers and adults wit...

Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder Among Children Aged 8 Years — Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 11 Sites, United States, 2010

Results: For 2010, the overall prevalence of ASD among the ADDM sites was 14.7 per 1,000 (one in 68) children aged 8 years. Overall ASD prevalenc...

10 Things to Know About New Autism Data

10 Things You Need To Know About CDC's Latest Report from the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network The following estimate...

Jump In Autism Cases May Not Mean It's More Prevalent

The government's latest estimate shows that 1 in 68 children in the U.S. has an autism spectrum disorder. That's a remarkable jump from just two y...

Review of Studies Finds DSM-5 Could Reduce Autism Diagnoses by a Third

A review of multiple studies concludes that new guidelines for diagnosing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) could reduce the number of individuals recei...

Autism diagnoses may drop by a third under new guidelines

New guidelines for defining autism spectrum disorders may reduce the number of diagnoses by almost one-third, according to new research from Colum...

Genes May Give Girls Developmental Edge

New research adds to the theory that girls are more naturally protected than boys from developing autism and other developmental disorders. Whi...

New diagnostic category will hold subset of autism cases

Most of the children who would lose their autism diagnosis under the diagnostic criteria released last year will fall under the new category of socia...

Comment on “Potential Impact of DSM-5 Criteria on Autism Spectrum Disorder Prevalence Estimates”

One of the big topics of discussion in the past few years was the roll out of the DSM-5. The new criteria for what defines autism. One could find ...

New Diagnosis Rules Could Lead to Drop in Autism Numbers

Stricter new criteria for autism may change how frequently the condition is diagnosed, a new study suggests. The study estimates that if the ne...

Chances are that Your Second Child May Also be Autistic

Many parents who already have an autistic child wonder if their next pregnancy will bring forth another for them to love, cherish, and become utte...

On correlation, causation, and the "real" cause of autism

[image] Here for spreading far and wide is a graphical reminder of the important distinction between correlation and causation. Redditor Jaso...

Are girls with Autism under-diagnosed?

The National Autistic Society’s Lorna Wing Centre in the United Kingdom presented a paper in 2011 outlining some of the differences in how autism ...

Studies Suggest Female Brain Has Inherent Protection from Autism

It is well-known that autism affects boys more often than girls. The current ratio is 4 to 1, and is even as high as 8 to 1 at the higher end of t...

Autism highest among Minneapolis' Somali and white children, U study finds

The prevalence of autism spectrum disorder is the same among Somali and white children living in Minneapolis, but Somali children tend to develop ...

Experts Disagree on Autism Diagnosis ‘Explosion’

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the official estimate is that 1 in 88 children in the United States has an...

Webinar - Prevalence, Characteristics, and Health Care of School-Aged Children with a Parent-Reported History of Autism Spectrum Disorder-A Look at Recent National Survey Data.

In this webinar, Dr. Blumberg presents data from the recently released 2011-2012 National Survey of Children's Health and the 2011 Survey of Pathways...

Study Finds Autism Prevalence Has Leveled Off in United Kingdom

After spiking in the 1990s, the reported prevalence of autism leveled off in the UK after 2003, while continuing to rise in the US [Is the...