Autism’s mysterious rise

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Autism’s mysterious rise

Prevalence in state higher than national average
Alyssa Dinger, 8, working on her iPad at home after school, was diagnosed with autism at age 4. Alyssa’s mother, Angie Dinger said, “Prior to kindergarten, we spent a lot of time learning and researching so we advocated to have Alyssa included in a general-education classroom with her age-appropriate peers.”
Alyssa Dinger, who has autism, shares a quiet moment at home with her mother, Angie Dinger.
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Alyssa Dinger, 8, working on her iPad at home after school, was diagnosed with autism at age 4. Alyssa’s mother, Angie Dinger said, “Prior to kindergarten, we spent a lot of time learning and researching so we advocated to have Alyssa included in a general-education classroom with her age-appropriate peers.”
Alyssa Dinger, who has autism, shares a quiet moment at home with her mother, Angie Dinger.
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