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2005-07-05 15:39:58

By Andrew Stern CHICAGO (Reuters) - Government figures that have been cited to prove that autism is rapidly increasing in the United States are not reliable and thus unsuitable for tracking the disorder, a study said on Tuesday. The U.S. Department of Education figures, based on the number of children receiving special education assistance, have internal "anomalies" and are in conflict with a number of studies on the prevalence of the condition, said the report from Portland State...


Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'