CHICAGO (CBS) — For Michele and Peter Doyle, a trip to the doctor’s office with their daughter Caelan in 2006 changed their lives forever.
“We kinda knew early on that there was something going on. There was a little bit of delay with her social interaction,” said Doyle.
Caelan was diagnosed with autism at the age of four. She became part of the one in 68 children now affected. In fact, autism rates climbed nearly 30 percent between 2008 and 2010 and have more than doubled since the turn of the century, according to a new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.