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1 in 68 kids diagnosed with autism; better testing cited
San Francisco Chronicle

One in 68 children in the United States has been diagnosed with autism, according to a report released Thursday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which noted that the rate has more than doubled in the past decade.

And it’s likely to continue to climb, autism experts said. But the rate, while concerning, is probably not an indication that more children are developing autism – instead, doctors and other health care providers are doing a much better job finding and diagnosing kids with the disorder.