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Why are there so many autism posts on CM???

Is autism some kind of epidemic...why does it seem like everyone on CM has a kid with autism??

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:52 PM on Sep. 16, 2009 in Health

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  • It is a combination of a rising rate of autism and a broader definition.

    Answer by rkoloms at 12:54 PM on Sep. 16, 2009

  • Because 1 in 100 kids is diagnosed with it now.

    Answer by missanc at 12:55 PM on Sep. 16, 2009

  • Where have you been, OP? No contact with the media at all for the past several years?

    Rising rates are because: better diagnostic tools, wider spectrum, more kids....take your pick.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:15 PM on Sep. 16, 2009

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