US: One in 45 children have autism spectrum characteristics

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The growing incidence of autism disorder is due furthering research. One in 45 children in the US shows the characteristics of autism. This is the result of a report of the Authority for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2014. It appears that the number of cases this developmental disorders has doubled in recent years. Between 2011 and 2013 the number of children who had these characteristics was 1 in 80 children.


Katie Walton, a researcher in autism spectrum disorders explains this growth by expanding the symptoms that are considered for classifying a child as autistic. Also, the asked questions were changed.  ( for more health tips visit ) So children who previously had received other diagnoses were now included in the autism spectrum. In 1975 figures showed 5,000 cases of autism in children.

Since then the figures were only growing.


Autism is a developmental disorder that can range from minor behavior problems to major disabilities in social interaction. The causes are not yet clear, but scientists believe the disorder is conditioned by genetic factors. Currently, there is no treatment, but support as early as possible, significantly improves the amelioration of symptoms.