Autism rate jumps to 1 in 36 U.S. children

In the highest reported percentage ever for autism prevalence in the United States, a recently released survey of parents by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) puts the rate for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in American children at 2.76 percent, or 1 in 36. A November 2017 data brief reporting the new numbers culled…
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