Autism seems to be increasing worldwide, if not in LondonBMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7433.226-c (Published 22 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:226
- F Edward Yazbak, paediatrician (TLAutStudy@aol.com)
- TL Autism Research, 70 Viewcrest Drive, Falmouth, MA 02540, USA
EDITOR—It would be wonderful if autism had reached a plateau in northeast London, as reported by Mayor.1 Unfortunately, this has not happened anywhere else.
In Cambridgeshire one in 175 children in school had a diagnosis of autism in 2001 (F Scott, personal communication). According to a recently reported study by the Highland Council Education Department, as many as one primary schoolchild in 49 has been diagnosed with, or …