Autism Spectrum

Investigating the Rising Prevalence Rates of Autism

October 9, 201316 min
Host: Paul Rokuskie

In recent years, the national prevalence rate for Autism Spectrum Disorder rose dramatically from 1 in 166 to 1 in 88. This change creates major societal, medical, and economic impacts, leading to questions of how and why the number of autism diagnoses in this country has risen so sharply. Joining host Paul Rokuskie to talk about this development is Dr. David Mandell, associate director for the Center for Autism Research and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and John Baio, epidemiologist and priniciple investigator for the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network at the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention. 

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