Discovering Autism

December 12, 2011

by Norma Desmond

Image: Norma Desmond

Rates of autism have exploded over the last 20 years. In exploring the phenomenon and its repercussions, Los Angeles Times staff writer Alan Zarembo interviewed dozens of clinicians, researchers, parents and educators and reviewed scores of scientific studies. Zarembo, along with Doug Smith and Sandra Poindexter of the Times data team, also analyzed autism rates and public spending on autism in California.

Part 1 of Alan Zarembo’s four-part series — Discovering Autism in the LA Times.

Autism can be difficult to understand and diagnose. People affected by the disorder talk about their day-to-day lives.,0,3099909.htmlstory

Source: LA Times

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