University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ: News/Events

Recent figures published by the CDC seem to indicate a higher incidence of autism spectrum disorders in New Jersey, as opposed to other areas of the country. But that might not be the case.

However, Walter Zahorodny, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, who led the New Jersey component of the research, says he believes the numbers in New Jersey are higher than elsewhere because schools and health providers in the state are better equipped to detect cases of autism than elsewhere in the country – and that the numbers show no evidence that New Jersey children are at higher risk for autism.

via University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ: News/Events.

CDC: U.S. kids with autism up 78% in past decade – CNN.com

Latest autism prevalence numbers numbers from the CDC are terrifying…

The number of children with autism in the United States continues to rise, according to a new report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The latest data estimate that 1 in 88 American children has some form of autism spectrum disorder. That’s a 78% increase compared to a decade ago, according to the report.

via CDC: U.S. kids with autism up 78% in past decade – CNN.com.