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Autism disorders up for school-aged kids
Apr 01, 2013 | 970 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print

The incidence of autism and related disorders almost doubled for 6-17 year-old children between 2007 and 2011-2012, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

The jump was between 1.16 percent of the population being diagnosed with autism-spectrum disorders in 2007 compared to that same population reporting a 2 percent incidence rate five years later. Most of the increase was due to the diagnoses of school-aged children with previously unrecognized symptoms, according to a March 2013 report.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends developmental screening for all children by the age of 24 months.

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