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Should We Believe the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Autism Spectrum Disorder Prevalence Estimates?

By Autismsciencefoundation @autismsciencefd

Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice has published an important and interesting new editorial by Dr. David Mandell and Dr. Luc Lecavalier that challenges the methods the CDC uses to collect and publish autism prevalence data, now at 1 in 68. While acknowledging that tracking ASD is no easy task, the authors question whether the CDC’s surveillance studies should be used as a basis for estimates of prevalence.

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