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CDC Finds A 30 Percent Rise In Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnoses
2014-03-28 12:55:21

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Autism diagnoses have risen 30 percent since the previous estimate, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The government agency said that about one in 68 children were diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), which is 30 percent higher than the estimate for 2008 and 60 percent higher than the estimate for 2006. The CDC said that while it doesn’t know for sure what is causing this...

2014-03-27 23:02:51

Autism Speaks Calls for Immediate National Action Plan Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data with regard to the prevalence of autism in the United States. This surveillance study identified 1 in 68 children (1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls) as having an autism spectrum disorder. Autism Speaks has visited all 535 Congressional offices, organized statements from Republican and Democratic leaders in both the...

2014-03-27 12:31:14

Autism Policy Reform Coalition Urges Government Examination Of Environmental Causes, And Focus On Treatment And Services WASHINGTON, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the newest autism prevalence statistics. For children born in 2002, the prevalence of autism was 1 in 68; 1 in 42 boys. Almost 60,000 US 12 year-olds likely have autism. Thirty years ago, autism affected 1 in 2,500 children; there has been a...

2013-11-15 23:01:15

Advocates and policymakers gather at inaugural autism policy and action summit to call for national autism plan. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, yesterday was joined by hundreds of advocates on Capitol Hill. More than 260 autism activists from across the nation visited all 535 members of Congress, demanding a strategic national autism plan. Parents and their children with autism, self-advocates,...

2012-07-17 10:16:47

Spectrum of disorders leave families struggling with health care needs While the causes of autism continue to be debated and bandied about, real families who have children with autism spectrum disorders are left to struggle with expensive health care needs. These costs can be devastating - but they can also be markedly different if the family lives in Massachusetts or Maine. Advocates in many states have lobbied for legislation to force private insurers to offer autism services at the...

Links Between Smoking During Pregnancy  And Autism
2012-04-27 07:28:43

Women who smoke in pregnancy may be more likely to have a child with high-functioning autism, such as Asperger´s Disorder, according to preliminary findings from a study by researchers involved in the U.S. autism surveillance program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . “It has long been known that autism is an umbrella term for a wide range of disorders that impair social and communication skills,” says Amy Kalkbrenner, assistant professor in the University...

2012-03-29 12:49:51

Population of People with Autism and Cost to Society Continue to Skyrocket; A National Public Health Crisis Requires a National Strategy Autism Speaks, the world´s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today called on the nation´s elected and appointed leaders to immediately develop a new, coordinated strategy to take on a national public health emergency — the autism epidemic — in the wake of a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC)...

2011-12-22 13:00:00

Leading Autism Advocacy Organization Documents Progress to Discover Causes and Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorders New York, NY (PRWEB) December 22, 2011 Autism Speaks, the world's largest autism science and advocacy organization, has released its annual list of the 10 most significant science achievements to have impacted autism during the previous year. Every year, Autism Speaks documents the progress made toward its mission to discover the causes and treatment for autism spectrum...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.