New study finds that Autism is much more prevalent than previously thought.

A five year study just published out of South Korea shows that some form of autism was present in 1 out of 38 children or 2.64%.  This rate is more than 2.5x what researchers previously thought to be the case in the United States (there’s no reason to believe that the rate in South Korea is higher than in the US).  The study points out that poor grades in school is one reason to suspect autism and that there are successful treatment protocols available.

More on NPR:

http://www.npr.org/2011/05/09/136066097/autism-may-be-far-more-common-study-suggests

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