July 2007

The number of children in Britain with autism is far higher than previously thought, according to dramatic new evidence by the country's leading experts in the field. A study, as yet unpublished, shows that as many as one in 58 children may have some form of the condition, a lifelong disability that leads to many sufferers becoming isolated because they have trouble making friends and often display obsessional behaviour.The team found that one in 58 children has either autism or a related autistic spectrum disorder. http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,,2121521,00.html