Autism Diagnoses in Israel Jump Almost Fivefold Since 2004

Social Affairs Ministry’s report for 2011 found sharp and continual increase in incidence of the disorder; over half those with autism are children under 14, particularly between ages 5-9.

The number of Israelis diagnosed with autism has jumped fivefold ov the last eight years, according to the Social Affairs Ministry’s 2011 survey of social...