Autism is being diagnosed more frequently in black and Hispanic children than in white children in the US, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A new report from the agency revealed that as many as one in 36 US eight-year-olds had autism in 2020, a rise from one in 44 from two years prior. However, it is unclear whether Black and Hispanic children with autism are being helped as much as their white counterparts.

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