(KCEN) -- The number of children touched by autism appears to be significantly higher than previously thought.
New numbers from the Centers for Disease Control show about one in 50 school-aged children have some form of autism.
Just last year, research suggested one in 88 children have autism.
Not everyone agrees with the new assessment.
The most recent findings were the result of a survey and based on parent reporting.
But the earlier study was based on medical and educational records and reviews.