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By Lisana Eckenrode

Autism Awareness should be every month


April is Autism Awareness Month. But Autism is something that parents of children who have been diagnosed as autistic deal with each month of the year.

The prevalence of children diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has risen drastically over the past two decades.

An estimated one of 54 boys and one in 252 girls are diagnosed with an ASD in the United States each year. By the Centers for Disease Control estimates, the official prevalence number is one in 88 children are diagnosed with an ASD.

This number suggests rates have increased 10 to 17 percent annually over recent years....

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