Autism. Good website with info and research.
From Nature website: "Autism prevalence in children aged eight increased by around 80% between 2002 and 2008 in surveyed sites in the United States, according to a report released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, on 30 March. The report said that by 2008, around 1 in 88 eight-year-old children had been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, autism or a related autism spectrum disorder, an increase from 1 in 110 in 2006, and 1 in 150 in 2002. Autism spectrum diagnoses have been increasing for decades, although it is not clear why (see Nature 479, 22–24; 2011)."
Today is World Autism Awareness Day. World Autism Awareness Day brings to light autism as a growing global health crisis.
Angela Sutton, Special Education Teacher and Autism Specialist