One in 68 children has autism. But in some Minnesota communities, kids are being diagnosed at a considerably higher rate — and nobody knows why. WCCO spent six months documenting what it’s like for one Twin Cities family navigating a complicated system of care. By now, Nick St. Sauver has grown used to the constant questions. As an 11-year-old, he has been asking them himself nearly his whole life.
In the coming months there will be a big change in how we define autism.
The diagnosis for autism is about to undergo a big change, and it could mean the loss of certain services for some children.