PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) — The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has recently released statistics showing that one in 88 children are diagnosed with autism. That is a 78 percent increase from 2002.

With a pool of just under 20,000 children, the CDC has indicated that in Pennsylvania one in 45 boys and one in 233 girls have autism.

In an effort to make people more aware of autism, NewsRadio 1020 KDKA host Robert Mangino spoke with Dan Torisky, the president of the Autism Society of Pittsburgh. Torisky fears that with the budget cuts, autism programs are threatened.

Click the link below to listen to the full interview:

You can catch Robert Mangino weeknights 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA!

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