Understanding autism
Understanding autism

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Understanding autism

4 Challenges for diagnosis

The prevalence of autism, an estimate of the number of individuals in a population identified as matching the autism diagnosis, is currently quoted as just over 1 in 100 children UK-wide (NAS, n.d.). But this figure is not consistent across all UK subgroups of people, let alone across different countries of the world. Here we consider two reasons for these differences.

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