Thursday, May 15, 2003

News flash: Autism on the rise

A new report indicates that the rate of autism among kids in California has doubled in recent years. If you missed the headlines about this a day or two ago, check out the Google News listing for 40-some different places to read all about it. Or, download the report directly from the state's Department of Developmental Services. For once, the powers that be seem to be acknowledging that there's really something going on with this increase, not just an improvement in diagnosis and public awareness. That's a step in the right direction, anyway, if only a teeny-tiny baby one.

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