University of Minnesota study confirms higher autism rates among Minneapolis Somali children

  • Article by: STEVE KARNOWSKI , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 16, 2013 - 4:15 PM

MINNEAPOLIS — The incidence of autism spectrum disorder is higher among Somali children in Minneapolis than the city's children as a whole and it appears to affect them more severely, University of Minnesota researchers said Monday, validating the suspicions of many parents in the city's large East African community.

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bzlady4uDec. 16, 13 9:46 PM

Autism Speaks is a local advocacy group. Am I wrong to assert that this group stands to gain (i.e. hire more, pay their CEO more, raise more funds..) when more kids are identified as being autistic? Sorry, Autism Speaks is biased.

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