NJ parents continue questioning cause of autism

New Jersey has the highest autism diagnosis rate in the nation and now many parents across the state are left to question its cause after

PRINCETON - New Jersey has the highest autism diagnosis rate in the nation and now many parents across the state are left to question its cause after a study linking the disorder to vaccines was called a fraud.

Officials say one in every 94 children born in the Garden State is diagnosed with autism. Parents like Marie Gary say they took precautions with childhood vaccinations after a British doctor claimed they could cause the disorder.

Gary's 17-year-old son Scott is autistic and she says that with her second child, she spread out scheduled vaccinations.

Gary's son attends the Eden Institute, which is a private school for autistic students in Princeton. The institute recommends that parents stagger vaccinations, but also emphasizes that there is no known cause for the emotional and behavioral disorder.

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