Caring for Those on the Autism Spectrum | Connecticut Public Radio

Caring for Those on the Autism Spectrum

Jun 9, 2014

A new report from the CDC suggests that Autism Spectrum Disorder may be even more prevalent than we thought. The report estimates that roughly one in 68 children born in the U.S. has autism -- a 30 percent increase since 2012.

According to experts, advancements in science and medicine have made it easier to recognize and diagnose Autism Spectrum Disorder. But just how well prepared are we to handle a surge in autism diagnoses?

This hour, we take a look at how we’re addressing increasing autism rates on both a local and national scale. We also look at disparities in autism diagnosis and see what's being done to create better services in our state.


  • Dr. John Molteni - Director of the Institute for Autism and Behavioral Studies at the University of St. Joseph
  • Dr. Laura Saunders - Psychologist at the Institute of Living
  • Anne Holmes - Chairperson of the Panel of Professional Advisers for the Autism Society of America