VIDEO Unraveling autism: Why are numbers on the rise?

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Posted on March 27, 2014 at 5:08 PM

One in 68. That’s how many children are affected by some form of autism.

According to a new study by the Centers for  Disease Control and Prevention, the numbers of children with autism jumped 30 percent between 2008 and 2010. It’s more common among boys and it’s more likely to be diagnosed in Caucasian children than African American or Hispanic children.

The question is, why?

Dr. Amanda Smith is the chief psychologist for Metrocare’s Developmental Disability Behavioral Programs. She joined Shelly Slater on News 8 at 4 with insight on these staggering statistics.

 

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