Thursday, 26 November 2009

The hunt for the missing adults with autism

This is the first of a series of cartoons about Professor Simon Barron Cohen We produce early this year,
Simon has this year finally released the figures for his prevalence study showing autism in children to be a staggering 1 in 62, (one in 40 boys).
despite this his research unit in Cambridge collaborated with the DOH to produce another study showing autism in adults to be 1 in 100 (in line with the old accepted prevalence figure)
Simon was not credited on the results despite him being involved.
Simon has remained silent about the implications of the 1 in 100 adults as it contradicts his other well designed study.

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