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CDC: Diagnosis of Autism Rising in U.S.

March 29, 2012

Autism rates in the United States have risen dramatically in recent years, jumping 23 percent between 2006 and 2008 and a full 78 percent between 2002 and 2008, according to new figures released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Autism Now: For Adults With Autism, Few Support Options Past Age 21

April 22, 2011

Although federal law mandates educational services for children with autism, there are virtually no support services provided once they become adults. In the fifth report in his Autism Now series, Robert MacNeil profiles a young man in New Jersey -- and his family -- as they face an uncertain future for him.