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<p>The number of children with autism is "significantly" higher than previously thought, according to a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.</p>

The number of children with autism is "significantly" higher than previously thought, according to a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Minority children with autism lack access to specialists

African American children likely to be misdiagnosed

African American and Hispanic children are far less likely to be seen by specialists - for autism, but also other medical conditions - and also less likely to receive specialized medical tests than their white peers, according to a new study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.