POSTED: Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 12:38pm
UPDATED: Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 6:49pm
UNDATED — A new report  by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals autism rates are climbing in the U.S.
The study  finds about 1 in 88 children will be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), up from 1 in 110.
Autism rates have increased by 78% since 2007. Researches attribute some of the jump to the way children are "identified, diagnosed and served in their local communities"
Breaking down the numbers more, boys (1 in 54) are more likely to have autism than girls (1 in 252).
For more information on ASD, head to the CDC's  website.