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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