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One in Four New Jersey Teens With Autism May Be Undiagnosed

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A 2023 study published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders found that despite advances in screening and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), one in 55 teenagers met the criteria for ASD; however, one in four 16-year-olds on the autism spectrum had not received a formal diagnosis.1 Walter Zahorodny, PhD, an associate professor […]

Massachusetts Unprepared to Care for Thousands of Autistic Young Adults

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Thousands of autistic children in Massachusetts are reportedly now transitioning into adulthood, and those, who have been diagnosed with severe forms of neurological dysfunction, will experience even more challenges as they get older. Parents, health professionals and child health advocacy groups have warned for years that there will eventually be a growing demand for lifetime […]

More Than 1 in 10 Boys in America are Developmentally Disabled

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The prevalence of children diagnosed with developmental disabilities continues to rise in the United States, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The percentage of American children 3-17 years of age with intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or a different developmental problem increased from 7.4 percent […]

California’s Autism Epidemic Worse Than Ever

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On June 29, 2015, then-governor of California Jerry Brown signed into law California Senate Bill 277. The law, which took effect on July 1, 2016, removed the personal belief/religious exemption to vaccination for children attending public and private schools and daycare centers. SB 277 was followed by SB 276 and its companion bill SB 714 […]

U.S. Autism Rate Rises to 1 in 36 Children

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On Mar. 24, 2023, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published an analysis in its epidemiological digest Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report  (MMWR) which found the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among children eight years old in the United States to be 1 in 36 (2.8 percent).1 2 3 4 5 […]

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