Autism - 1 in 50 Children
That's the latest figure from the CDC, as per parent reporting of children's diagnostic classification. No reason to believe it isn't mostly accurate. Problem is, no one, and I mean no one in a real position to do anything, seems particularly concerned. They keep saying the same thing "better diagnosis, awareness, changing criteria". The criteria changed in the late 1980s, so unless they are saying the docs weren't paying attention to things for a few decades. . .I'm just dumbfounded by the lack of a sense of urgency.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqxiClwgSdw (the :30 ad is longer than the entire piece which is :21. WTF?)