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Prevelance of autism in girls

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    When I first started my undergraduate work in speech and hearing science I learned the prevalence of autism in boys is astoundingly higher than girls. 1 in 42 boys are diagnosed with autism verses 1 in 189 girls. As I started treating home health clients my caseload resemble the statistics I had learned about. Why? As a mother of 2 boys myself, isn't having boys hard enough?!     During my research to find an acceptable answer, I have looked to personal stories and respectable voices in the autism community. I found a very good article in Spectrum News, titled...

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