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Spreading autism awareness

Rochester, N.Y. In honor of Autism Awareness Day, the University of Rochesters Golisano Childrens Hospital, Autism Up, and a local advocacy organization teamed up to bring awareness and offer support to people touched by the disorder.

Just last week, the Center for Disease Control announced that the autism incidence rate has increased over 30 percent since a report in 2008. They say one in every 68 children is now on the autism spectrum.

With the increase in numbers, advocates are trying to make sure people know where to go to get proper diagnosis and early intervention.

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