Time: U.S. Autism Rates Jump 30% From 2012

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March 27, 2014
Dr. Rebecca Landa of Kennedy Krieger’s Center for Autism & Related Disorders weighs in on the new autism prevalence rate.

If we’re identifying children at four years old, they are almost ready for kindergarten, and they don’t have the language readiness or the social foundation for walking into a kindergarten classroom,” says Rebecca Landa, director of the center for autism and related disorders at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, who was not involved in the survey. “Without the infrastructure of skills they need, it’s a heartbreaking arrangement for the child. We want to try to give them the early foundational skills as early in life as possible. The earlier they have them, the earlier they can apply them and build on that foundation. Read more.

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