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Autism cases 'undiagnosed'

1st June 2009

Research carried out by a team at Cambridge University has found that a "significant" proportion of cases of autism have not been diagnosed in children in the UK.

The study revealed that 1 in 101 children had an autistic spectrum disorder and found 11 cases of undiagnosed autism. Extrapolating this data suggested that there could be two more cases of the condition for every three diagnosed. Mark Lever, National Autistic Society chief executive, said: "This is important research, which for the first time gives us an estimate of the number of people who don't have an autism diagnosis but may be in need of support."

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Article Information

Title: Autism cases 'undiagnosed'
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 11579
Date Added: 1st Jun 2009


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