Kansas University’s Beach Center on Families and Disability is a program dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with disabilities and their families through research, training, and technical assistance.
Dr. Eric Fombonne, Canada Research Chair in child psychiatry at McGill University in Montreal, has spent the past 20 years analyzing the prevalence of autism. He explains that big differences among different states and among children of different ethnicities, driven by the challenge of identifying all children with autism, are likely to be major contributors to the apparent increase in autism rates around the country.
Empower Parents of Children With Autism. “A study based on a review of clinical data on 535 children with autism who had no significant speech by the time they turned 4. Majority of youngsters with autism who have severe language delay do eventually learn to talk, researchers say.”