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New criteria may reduce autism diagnoses

New criteria may reduce autism diagnoses

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/23/us-new-criteria-autism-diagnoses-idUSBREA0M1ST20140123

Source: Reuters

The number of U.S. kids diagnosed with autism has been on the rise, but that trend could turn around with new diagnostic criteria coming into effect, researchers say. "Parents have no reason to be concerned about the findings of this study which is not about re-diagnosing people or taking away their diagnoses," Dr. Brian King of Seattle Children’s told Reuters Health in an email.