Health Officials: 1 In 50 School Kids Have Autism : NPR

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Health officials: 1 in 50 school kids have autism

Dr. Pat McGuire‘s insight:

While the report notes some problems with the information gathering, it also pointed out that the previous way also had some problems.  This was a nationwide survey, much like is done in European studies.  From clinical practice I do agree that there are still a large number of children greater than 8  who are first coming in for an assessment, which indeed have the past history and current findings.  Now most had been given mental health or disruptive behavioral mental health diagnoses, but comprehensive symptoms went way beyond those labels.  Overall, this report still shows that we need to determine how to meet the needs of this diverse population with special needs.

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