Autism Diagnoses on the Rise

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

The diagnoses of autism and related disorders rose 20% between 2006 and 2008, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Controls.

The report said the odd of a child being diagnosed with autism was one in 88 in 2008, compared to one in 110 two years earlier. In 2002 it was one in 155.

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Researchers believe better screening accounts for the increase. The Associated Press has more: