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Presque, MI: ASD rates triple; "there is more awareness"

Feb 2, 2023, WAGM TV, Presque Isle, ME: Autism diagnosis rates have tripled in the last 16 years, new study says

Autism diagnosis rates in children increased three-fold in less than two decades, according to a new study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Researchers from Rutgers University focused on diagnosis rates of 8-year-olds in the New York/New Jersey metro area.

They found that between 2000 and 2016, the rate of autism diagnoses tripled.

One reason for the higher rate of diagnoses may be that there is more awareness of autism within the general public.

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