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A new CDC report shows 10% increase of autism in the last two years

aiman90 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited April 2020 in Autism and neurodiversity
The report originated from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The CDC states that there's been a 10% surge in cases of autism diagnosis over the last two years. What do you think?



  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Community member Posts: 6,388 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @aiman90   Pleased to meet you.

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    Thank you for the report and links.

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  • Rhodie72
    Rhodie72 Community member Posts: 17 Connected
    That's in the USA. In UK the increase has been due to a change in diagnosis availability for adults, the Autism Act and, recent recognition of such neurological conditions as an official differability. When people realise they have a condition they tend to find support for it (management, understanding, financial support, medical, social, etc). It isnot that theres benn an incrase in the prevalence but rather a recognition it iexists in a wider community than previously.
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  • fairybellsxo
    fairybellsxo Community member Posts: 45 Courageous
    I think that rather than their being a ' rise ' in autism, it's just there are better tools in place to recognize it within people :) so it seems it's on the ' rise ' however I believe it's just the same as it has always been, I could be wrong though :) id have to be presented with some facts.
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 10,599 Scope online community team
    I'm of the same mind @fairybellsxo. :)
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  • IrishManc
    IrishManc Community member Posts: 53 Courageous
    I’ve (vaguely) heard about some research and studies about this issue, focused mainly on children, in both Australia and the U.K. but also with children back home in Ireland - the incidence of Autism and Aspergers appears to be slightly higher in Irish Primary schools and it appears to be causing some concern among Irish parents 


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