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Asperger’s: Just the Facts

Even though the incidence of Aspergers syndrome appears to be on the rise, the number of cases has not been well established. Estimates indicate that six out of every 1,000 children may have this disorder. Statistics on current cases of Aspergers syndrome also suggest that the condition is more common in boys than girls. Boys are three to four times more likely to have this disorder than girls.

Dr. Michael Clatch, Psy. D
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