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(UK) John Stone in BMJ: Scottish schools autism numbers rise 16% from 2017-2018

Mar 12, 2019, BMJ: NHS must prioritise health of children and young people https://www.bmj.com/content/360/bmj.k1116/rr-13 EDITORIAL-John Stone Latest autism figures from Scottish schools - total numbers have risen by 16% between 2017 and 2018 I once again reproach Prof Viner and RCPCH for not focusing on the rise of autism [1]. The latest figures from Scottish schools show the total numbers for Autistic Spectrum Disorder have shot up in a single year by 16% from 14,973 in 2017 to 17,393 in 2018 [2]. At this rate in a further five years the number will have doubled to 30,000. I believe they have a responsibility.