Kids with Cerebral Palsy More Likely to Have Autism

Source: 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Date Published: 
October 1, 2013
Abstract: 

New research from the CDC and published in the journal Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology found significantly high rates of autism among children diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Of the 147,000 children studied, seven percent of the children with cerebral palsy were also diagnosed with autism, compared to a little greater than one percent of kids who have autism in the general population.