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Study Finds Big Differences In Autism Rates By Community

Why are Areas in the US Seeing More Children With Autism?

Original Article by Shaun Heasley  | DisabilityScoop

Researchers took an in-depth look at the number of children with autism in four New Jersey counties that include 76 school districts. They combed special education records and those from hospital-based developmental centers to identify all children born in 2008 who had autism indicators at age 8. Then clinicians reviewed the records to confirm whether a child qualified for a diagnosis on the spectrum.

​​The study found rates of the developmental disability that varied considerably from one place to the next and by other factors including race, socioeconomic status and school district size.

It’s unclear what’s driving differences in prevalence across communities, but the researchers said it could be due to the level of access to services or it’s possible that families of children with disabilities are inclined to move to certain areas.

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