Month: May 2018

Girls with autism at high risk of sexual abuse, large study says

Many women with traits of autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) report having been sexually abused as a child, according to a study of 4,500 people1.It’s unclear why girls with these conditions are at heightened risk of sexual abuse. It may be because girls on the spectrum have trouble understanding social norms or recognizing…
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CDC report shows increase in autism rates among children

  OREM, Utah – A new report released by the CDC shows autism rates among children are on the rise. The study shows 1 in 15 children are autistic – that’s up from 1 in 68 in 2014. The study focused on 8- year-olds in 11 states. New Jersey had the highest rate of the…
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