Autism Statistics:  What is going on here?

 
80% of today’s Autism population is under 18.

In the 1980’s the autism rate was estimated to be 3 in 10,000.

In the 1990’s, the rate increased by ten times.

In 2004, the autism epidemic rate was revised to be 1 in 200.

In 2011, the autism epidemic rate was revised to be 1 in 88 nationally and as much as 1 in 77 in Oregon!

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The Center For Disease Control has announced that autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in the United States. These alarming statistics should serve as a call to action for parents and professionals to take action against this public health crisis.  If your child has recently received a diagnosis on the Autism spectrum, check out the Autism Action Plan. 

Dr. Chapman treats children with Autism, Asperger syndrome, Pervasive developmental Disorder, sensory integration/ processing disorder and ADHD with a comprehensive treatment approach.  Dr. Chapman practices in Portland,Oregon.

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