1 in 68 Kids Has Autism

1 in 68 Kids Has Autism

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1 in 68 Kids Has Autism, CDC Says (Source: ABC News, Diane Sawyer) One in 68 kids has autism, according to new study that suggests the developmental disorder is on the rise. The sobering new stat, based on 2010 data released today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, represents a 29 percent increase in autism prevalence since 2008 and a 62 percent increase since 2006. One in 42 boys and one in 189 girls fall on the autism spectrum, according to the study. “The number of children identified with autism continues to increase and the characteristics of these children have changed over time,” said study author Coleen Boyle, director of the CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. “While progress has been made, there is…
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City of Los Angeles Proclamation

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[caption id="attachment_223" align="alignnone" width="610"] City of Los Angeles Proclamation[/caption] Text from City of Los Angeles Resolution follows below: WHEREAS the Better Vision For Children Foundation, a non-profit charity has been providing free eye screenings to children to prevent and cure partial and total blindness and death resulting from amblyopia (lazy eye) autism, diabetes and eye cancer for the past twenty six years: and WHEREAS the Better Vision For Children Foundation, a non-profit charity has been providing free eye screenings to children to prevent and cure partial and total blindness and death resulting from amblyopia (lazy eye) autism, diabetes and eye cancer for the past twenty six years: and WHEREAS, U.S. Government and other studies have found that 25% to 35% of American school children start school with undetected vision problems…
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