One in 88 U.S. children has been diagnosed with autism or a related disorder, according to new federal data. The rate has increased by more than 20 percent between 2006 and 2008, due in part to wider awareness and better screening. We look at the new numbers, and discuss the latest research on risk factors and causes.
- More: Parenting an Autistic Child - from KQED's State of Health blog
- More: Autism Rates Jump Again, As Diagnosis Improves - from NPR's Shots blog