http://articles.mercola.com/sites/a...in-100-Now-Have-Autism-Spectrum-Disorder.aspx A pair of federally funded studies on autism rates is about to make news, big news, and it isn't good: It would appear that somewhere around one percent of all US children currently have an autism spectrum disorder. The rate is even higher among six to 11 year olds and among boys, according to data from at least one of the new studies. According to data from the 2007 telephone survey of parents of nearly 82,000 US children, the odds of a child receiving an Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) diagnosis are one in 63. If it is a boy, the chances climb to a science fiction-like level of one in 38, or 2.6% of all male children in America. But there was also some surprisingly good news. Enormous numbers of children originally diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) went on to shed their diagnosis as they got older, parents reported.