What has caused Autism Rates to soar?

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Have you heard that Autism is on the rise and has increased dramatically the last few years?  Have you ever wondered what causes Autism?  Did you hear that vaccines cause Autism?  Is it true or is it false?  Have you had any students with Autism or what was formerly called Asperger’s Syndrome (it changed in the DSM V)?  And, what does Google glass have to do with Autism?  If you are interested in finding out the answer to any of these questions check out this Ted Talks video which explains the most recent research:

Wendy Chung: Autism — what we know (and what we don’t know yet)

 

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