Washington Post By David Brown, Published: March 29, 2014
Autism 30% higher than 2 yrs ago
According to Dr. Harold Levinson, Coleen Boyle, director of the
CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental
Disabilities, is 100% correct: “growing numbers could reflect both
better identification of children with autism spectrum disorders and a
growing number of intelligent children with autism.”
Interestingly, when similar increases in ADHD were reported, many
mistakenly blamed drug companies for encouraging over- diagnosis or
to deny that ADHD existed. It is important to also stress that severe
and mild autism may have different origins, albeit a common
About Harold Levinson, M.D.
Formerly Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at New York
University Medical Center, Dr. Harold Levinson is currently Director of
the Levinson Center for Learning Disabilities in Long Island, New York.
He is a well-known neuropsychiatrist, clinical researcher and author.
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