With Autism Rates Up, Experts Renew Call for Early Intervention
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|Fri, 03-30-2012 - 10:35pm|
(CBS/AP) The Center for Disease Control and Prevention's latest autism report shows rates of the disorder are on the rise, up 23 percent from the previous estimate. The news has sparked experts to advise parents they should learn the signs that may signal a problem with their child's development, because the earlier the intervention, the better.
The CDC's latest numbers are based on 2008 data from 14 states. The new rate is nearly twice as high than