About 2% of American school children were diagnosed with autism disorders in 2011 and 2012, a 72% increase from the previous five years, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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The article discusses issues concerned with diagnosis of school children with autism disorders (ADs) in the U.S. It informs about a report of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which reveals that nearly 2 percent of American school children were diagnosed with autism in 2011 and 2012. It mentions that the conditions of ADs are characterized by difficulty in communication, social functioning and by unusual responses to sensory information.


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