WEB EXTRA: Autism Spectrum Disorder Resources
A government survey of parents in the United States says 1 in 50 schoolchildren has autism. That surpasses another federal estimate for the disorder.
Health officials say the new number doesn't mean autism is happening more often, but it does suggest that doctors are diagnosing autism more frequently, especially in children with milder problems.
Here are some resources regarding autism, including the report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: