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Autism Rate Rises to 1 in 50 Kids
Yahoo! News

The percentage of U.S. kids with autism continues to rise, with the latest estimate showing the highest numbers yet. About 1 in 50 U.S. children (2 percent) ages 6 to 17 have an autism spectrum disorder, according to a new report based on a national survey of parents in 2011 and 2012. That’s up from about 1 in 86 children (1.16 percent) reported to have autism in the 2007 survey.