Approximately one in 323 American eight-year-olds were diagnosed with cerebral palsy, and 7% were also diagnosed with autism, according to the Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, which aims to track down the number of cerebral palsy child patients in the U.S.
Only 1% of all American children live with Autism.
The authors of the study have not discovered the correlation of cerebral palsy to autism in children. They added that there may be risk factors that apply to both diseases.
Some cases of cerebral palsy are preventable. If your child was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, it may be wise to discover if a mistake was made at the hospital. If you would like to discuss your case, please call our experienced cerebral palsy lawyers at Driscoll Firm in St. Louis by calling (800) 305-9800.