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NBC’s TODAY show on South Korea Autism Prevalence Story

On Tuesday May 10  the TODAY show on NBC aired a discussion of the first comprehensive study of autism prevalence using a total population sample, conducted by an international team of investigators from the U.S., South Korea, and Canada. This study estimated the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in South Korea to be 2.64%, or approximately 1 in 38 children, and concluded that autism prevalence estimates worldwide may increase when this approach is used to identify children with ASD.  Watch the clip below.

For more information on this study, read a press release from Autism Speaks here.  Read coverage of the study from The New York Times here.

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