ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) - This week's edition of The Pulse Of St. Louis is about children and autism. What is autism and what are the symptoms of the disorder, which impacts the brain's ability to develop speech and social skills. According to the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, one in 88 children in the United States are on the autism spectrum. That's a ten fold increase over the past 40 years. Experts say early diagnosis is key to getting proper support and intervention.
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