Rate of Autism Spikes in the U.S.

Mar 25, 2013

Credit specialeducation.departments.pwcs.edu


The likelihood of a school-aged American child being diagnosed with Autism or a related disorder--1 in 50.

That's an increase of 72 % in 2011-2012 according to the Centers for Disease Control. Dr. Susan Hyman is an Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Disabilities specialist at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She further discusses the recent survey and its findings with WXXI's Beth Adams.