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‘Profound Autism’ Accounts For More Than 1 In 4 Cases, CDC Finds

[Source: Disability Scoop]

With a new report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is tacitly embracing a recently coined autism classification and providing a first-of-its-kind breakdown on the number of kids on the severe versus milder ends of the spectrum.

Researchers from the federal health agency published a study this month in the journal Public Health Reports indicating that 26.7% of children with autism have what’s known as “profound autism,” meaning that they are nonverbal, minimally verbal or have an intelligence quotient of less than 50.

Other kids with the developmental disability have more mild presentations, the study found.

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