Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Massachusetts Study Shows Sharp Rise in Early Autism Diagnoses - US News and World Report

Massachusetts Study Shows Sharp Rise in Early Autism Diagnoses - US News and World Report

More children aged 3 and younger are now being treated for autism in Massachusetts, a new study finds.

One in 129 children in Massachusetts born between 2001 and 2005 was enrolled in early intervention programs for an autism spectrum disorder by their third birthday, according to the study.

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Over the five-year period, the proportion of children aged 3 and younger getting treated rose from one in 178 among children born in 2001 to one in 108 for those born in 2005 -- a 66 percent increase.



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