Centers for Disease Control

Autism Speaks News Conference on CDC Autism Prevalence Numbers

Washington, D.C. (March 27, 2014) –  Autism Speaks President Liz Feld and Chief Science Officer Rob Ring joined a bipartisan group of Congressional supporters to issue a call for a comprehensive national response t... More...

Autism a Major Piece of the Child Mental Health Picture

In an effort to present a comprehensive picture of child mental health conditions in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), for the first time, released a comprehensive report today on “Mental Health Surveil... More...

As CDC Issues New Autism Prevalence Report, Autism Speaks Asks, "What Will It Take?" for Government to Meet the Challenge of this National Health Crisis

NEW YORK, N.Y. (December 18, 2009) – In the wake of today's new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) stating that autism now affects 1 in every 110 American children, Autism Speaks, the nation's largest autism scien... More...

Prevalence of Autism Now 1 in 150, According to New CDC Report

WASHINGTON, DC (February 8, 2007) -- This morning, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released, through its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), the latest revised prevalence figures for autism. Th... More...

Autism Speaks Marks the Beginning of its Fifth Anniversary Year

NEW YORK, N.Y. (February 25, 2010) – Autism Speaks today marks the beginning of its fifth anniversary year. The organization was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism, and has grown into the ... More...

CDC Child Development Campaign Expands to Target More Than 400,000 Child Care Facilities Nationwide

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with a coalition of national partners, is launching a new phase of the "Learn the Signs. Act Early" public awareness campaign. This chil... More...

CDC Child Development Campaign Expands to Target More Than 400,000 Child Care Facilities Nationwide

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with a coalition of national partners, is launching a new phase of the "Learn the Signs. Act Early" public awareness campaign. This chil... More...

CDC Report Draws Wide Attention

News from the Centers for Disease Control that the prevalance of autism is higher than previously believed – up to 1 in 150 – gained widespread coverage in national and local press this week. Here are link... More...

Two New CDC Autism Prevalence Studies Confirm Upper End of Prevalence Range

The Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta released the results of two new autism prevalence studies on May 4, 2006. The first, the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) reports the prevalence of autism as 5.7 per t... More...

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