Study: 1 in 40 Kids Has Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Estimates of the number of Americans diagnosed with autism have increased from about 1 in 1000 in the 1960s, to about 1 in 40 today. Despite its prevalence, misinformation about autism persists, says Bryna Siegel, director of the Autism Center of Northern California. We'll talk to Siegel about her new book, "The Politics of Autism," and where autism diagnosis and treatment is going wrong. We'll also discuss resources for parents and Siegel's call for a more integrative approach to autism.

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The Prevalence of Parent-Reported Autism Spectrum Disorder Among US Children (American Academy of Pediatrics Publications)


Bryna Siegel, executive director of the Autism Center of Northern California, author of "The Politics of Autism"