"As Autism Soars: No One Is Left Untouched"

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 View Comments thescienceteam

The CDC’s new estimate of autism prevalence – 1 in 88 children in the United States – demands that we recognize autism as a public health emergency and national priority warranting immediate attention. For perspective, more children are affected by autism in this country than by diabetes, AIDS, cancer, cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy or Down syndrome – combined.

No one is left untouched by the pervasiveness of this condition with its profound effects on function and quality of life and its tremendous economic burden on families and society at large. Read more....