March 29, 2012 The rapid rise in numbers has prompted calls to declare the developmental disorder an epidemic. But researchers say most if not all of the increase could be due to better recognition of the disorder by parents, doctors and teachers.
January 18, 2012 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the Political Junkie recaps the week in politics, and a documentary about the lives of the West Memphis Three. In the second hour, the affects of autism on love and relationships.
December 20, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, nominations for the good news in 2011, John Irvin on his film adaptation of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. In the second hour, the challenges of diagnosing autism, and musician Jake Shimabukuro performs.
May 23, 2011 About 1 in 7 children in the U.S. has a developmental disability, such as autism, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The prevalence, as determined by parents' answers to a survey, has increased 2 percentage points since 1997.