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Autism diagnoses increase, especially among Latinos

When her toddler twin boys wouldn’t react to basic discipline, time-outs or even spankings, Stephanie Tobin assumed they were just exceptionally strong-willed. But other things they did puzzled her. They didn’t like going into grocery stores, because they were frightened by the loud noises over the PA. When a preschool teacher led an activity, they sat with their backs to her and the other kids, each one playing quietly by himself.