Is Autism Really on the Rise?

In the last two years, ASD diagnoses have risen twenty percent, from about 1 in 110 children with autism to 1 in 88 children. Although there are several factors that may explain the rise in numbers — such as an increased recognition and reportage of autism from parents and physicians — it isn’t clear whether it is simply diagnoses that are increasing, or if autism truly is becoming more prevalent.

Find out more about the apparent rise in ASD in this video.

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