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How common is it for somebody to get autism?
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In brief: Depends
The current belief is that 1 out of 150 children can be diagnosed with an autistic spectrum disorder. However, there is concern that the criteria for autistic spectrum disorder are to broad.

In brief: Depends
The current belief is that 1 out of 150 children can be diagnosed with an autistic spectrum disorder. However, there is concern that the criteria for autistic spectrum disorder are to broad.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Dr. Charlene Sojico
FYI they are redefining autism. We may not see a lot in the near future.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Actually, latest estimates put the number even higher, closer to 1 in 88, with boys vastly outnumbering girls, as has been the case since the disorder first was recognized.
Dr. Mary Ann Block
General Practice
2 doctors agree
In brief: 1 in 60
The latest statistics on autism indicate that one in every 60-100 children will be diagnosed.

In brief: 1 in 60
The latest statistics on autism indicate that one in every 60-100 children will be diagnosed.
Dr. Mary Ann Block
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Define Common
We first have to define common.
If you mean will your child be exposed to someone at school with some degree of autistic behavior-the answer is yes.The current estimate depending upon how autism is defined is 1 out of every 120-150 children have some degree.

In brief: Define Common
We first have to define common.
If you mean will your child be exposed to someone at school with some degree of autistic behavior-the answer is yes.The current estimate depending upon how autism is defined is 1 out of every 120-150 children have some degree.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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