547Re: RAD, etc.
- Feb 17, 2001I'd like to clarify one point regarding my previous post about autism.
The 1 in 150 number is accurate, however it is for what is now known as
"Autism Spectrum Disorder" or ASD. This category includes several
autism-like conditions such as Asperger's and Rett's Syndromes as well
as full-blown autism.
So, the 1 in 150 is not specifically "autistic"--in which they must
demonstrate 7 out of 14 criteria--but children with autistic-like
symptoms, which is bad enough I think considering they may have 5 or 6
out of the 14. It's also interesting that cases occur frequently in
clusters, much like some types of cancer do.
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