Study: Even With Fivefold Increase, Autism Likely Undercounted

“One of the assumptions about ASD is that it occurs alongside intellectual disabilities,” said Josephine Shenouda, an adjunct professor at the Rutgers School of Public Health and the lead author of the study, who pointed to older studies showing that as many as 75% of kids with autism have intellectual disability. “What our paper shows is that this assumption is not true.”