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Parents applaud autism study recommendations

When Michael Borr’s son, who is now 23 years old, was diagnosed with autism in the early 1990s, the prevalence of the developmental disorder was around 1 in 10,000 children, he says. Now it’s 1 in 88.

“I used to say the tsunami’s coming,” said Borr, chairman of Waltham-based Advocates for Autism of Massachusetts. “The tsunami’s not coming. It’s here.”

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