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CDC Report Draws Wide Attention

April 23, 2007

News from the Centers for Disease Control that the prevalance of autism is higher than previously believed – up to 1 in 150 – gained widespread coverage in national and local press this week. Here are links to some of the online coverage:

CBS News: Autism In U.S. More Prevalent Than Thought; See Video
CNN/AP: Autism rate about 1 in 150, higher than previous estimates
Reuters: Autism more common than thought in US - survey
New York Times (registration): Study Puts Rate of Autism at 1 in 150 U.S. Children
USA Today: Autism disorders affecting 1 in 150
Washington Post: 1 in 150 Children in U.S. Has Autism, New Survey Finds Autism, Related Diagnoses Rise to 1 in 150 U.S. Children
ABCNews: Autism Findings Little Surprise to Parents
Healthday/ Forbes: More Than Half-Million U.S. Children Autistic: CDC
Dow Jones/ SmartMoney: Autism Rate Rises in Big CDC Study
Newsday/HeraldNet: Autism more prevalent than earlier thought

Other news outlets provided a more local or state-wide look at the new findings. Here are a few of those links:

Salt Lake Tribune: 'Wake-Up Call' on Autism: Study shows dramatic growth in syndrome
Baltimore Sun: Study finds high rate of autism
Contra Costa (Calif.) Times: Autism more widespread than thought
The (S.C.) State: Report: 1 in 150 children autistic
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Study: Autism strikes 1 in 150
Cherry Creek (Colo.) News: Autism exploding in U.S., Colorado 9.9 boys per 1000