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Autism rates jump again in Sacramento region
Sacramento Bee

More than one of every 100 local students have autism, a rate that has more than tripled during the last decade, according to new figures from the California Department of Education.

About 3,830 students in the four-county area were autistic in December 2011, up by 450, or 13 percent, from 2010. The rise occurred even as total enrollment in the region stayed flat.