New Study : No increase in the number of autistic children in the US in last 3 years
In a heartening news, the US has seen no rise in the number of kids diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) since the last three years. Before that, the country witnessed a steady increase in the number of autistic kids for about twenty years.
“Previous surveys have reported a steady increase in ASD prevalence in U.S. children over the past two decades,” a survey conducted through Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network revealed. But in recent years, the numbers have hit a “plateau” — between 2014 and 2016, the estimate of children and adolescents with autism was about 2.4 percent, “with no statistically significant increase over the three years.”
Currently, the causes of the ASD neuro-developmental symptoms, which alter communication abilities and social skills, are still unknown.
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