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Tag: prevalence

May 2019
Teacher reading a book with a class of children

U.S. autism prevalence in black children based on few families

by  /  4 May 2019

A national survey that estimates autism prevalence includes too few black families to yield accurate data for that demographic.

Arab family walking on the autumn beach

First estimate of autism prevalence in Qatar finds high numbers

by  /  4 May 2019

The prevalence of autism among school-aged children in Qatar is higher than the worldwide average.

April 2019
Illustration showing people shouting and arguing over large cracks in the ground.

In search of truce in the autism wars

by  /  24 April 2019

The fight between those who define autism as a medical condition and those who see it as a mere difference has reached vitriolic levels. Can the two sides come together to support all autistic people?

Group of young children climb up a blue slide outdoors on a sunny day.

New autism prevalence stats spotlight challenge of early diagnosis

by  /  17 April 2019

The prevalence of autism in 4-year-old children in the United States increased to match a previously reported rise in 8-year-old children, but children are still being evaluated later than is ideal.

Busy street scene in China

New figures for autism prevalence in China point to previous neglect

by  /  11 April 2019

About 1 in 100 children in China has autism, suggesting the condition is more common in the country than previously thought.

January 2019

Revelando los secretos del síndrome X frágil en Colombia

by  /  31 January 2019

Una remota ciudad colombiana es el hogar del grupo más grande de personas con síndrome de X frágil. Los científicos están aprendiendo de ellos y tratando de ayudar.

Portrait of Matie Ovalle at her home in Chicago.

How to help low-income children with autism

by  /  16 January 2019

Autistic children from low-income families are undercounted and underserved, a gap community leaders are working to bridge.

December 2018

National surveys estimate U.S. autism prevalence at 1 in 40

by  /  3 December 2018

About 1 in 40 children in the United States has autism, according to a survey conducted in 2016. Roughly 30 percent of those children were not being treated for the condition at the time.

November 2018
Large crowd of people seen from above.

Large Danish study finds autism prevalence rises with age

by  /  6 November 2018

The rising prevalence of autism is not leveling off, according to a new study that accounts for every diagnosis made in Denmark over 32 years.

October 2018
Juan Pablo Quintero, Sara Quintero, Soledad Quintero, Rosario Quintero, Yeison Quintero, pose for a group portrait in Ricaurte, Valle del Cauca, on July 28, 2018.

Unlocking the secrets of fragile X in Colombia

by  /  10 October 2018

A remote Colombian town is home to the world’s largest cluster of people with fragile X syndrome. Scientists are learning from them — and trying to help.