A new government survey of parents suggests that 1 in 45 children, ages 3 through 17, have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. This is notably higher than the official government estimate of 1 in 68 American children with autism, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And even though there has been seemingly endless debate about what causes autism, for a parent whose child has the condition, all they care about is helping that child live a full, happy life. Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll hear my conversation with the people at an autism center for children who specialize in Applied Behavior Analysis.
We’ll also spend an Academic Minute with my favorite part of the school day: recess.