Prevalence



On March 27, 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data on the prevalence of autism in the United States. This surveillance study identified 1 in 68 children (1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls) as having autism spectrum disorder (ASD). See complete coverage below.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published its 2014 Community Report on Autism. Written for a lay audience, the report summarizes the technical study behind the CDC’s new estimate of autism prevalence in the United States: 1 in 68 children. The Community Report More...
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (April 4, 2014) -- U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ)  and members of the autism community toured the Autism Research Lab at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School to see the latest in cutting edge research focused on helping understand the diagnosis and More...
April 2, 2014 - Autism Speaks President Liz Feld appeared on MSNBC's Jansing & Co. to discuss the CDC's new autism prevalence numbers, World Autism Awareness Day and Light It Up Blue.     See how people all over the world participated in Light It Up Blue for Autism More...
April 1, 2014 - Autism Speaks President Liz Feld appeared on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" today to discuss  the CDC's new autism prevalence estimate of 1 in 68, and to emphasize the need or a comprehensive national response to autism’s rising numbers. Feld More...
  Epidemiologist Michael Rosanoff is Autism Speaks associate director for public health research. We asked him to explain some of the technical aspects of how the CDC tracks autism prevalence, how prevalence is tracked internationally, and what the numbers mean to communities in the More...
Michael Rosanoff, Autism Speaks Associate Director of Public Health Research and Scientific Review, reponds to Dr. Max Wiznitzer's comment on MSNBC cautioning against overdiagnosis of autism in young children. Read our full coverage of the CDC’s prevalence update here. More...
Talking on MSNBC’s “News Nation” about the new CDC autism prevalence statistics, Dr. Max Wiznitzer commented that “you should not automatically conclude that if my child didn’t speak exactly when wanted that we’re in trouble”.   But Autism Speaks More...
WASHINGTON, DC (March 28, 2014) -- Members of Congress and state governors are demanding a concerted national response to autism in America following yesterday's release of new autism prevalence numbers by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "Today's announcement by More...
(March 28, 2014) - Autism Speaks President Liz Feld appeared on MSNBC's "News Nation" today to discuss  the CDC's new autism prevalence estimate of 1 in 68, and to emphasize the need or a comprehensive national response to autism’s rising numbers. Feld More...
Developmental pediatrician Paul Wang is Autism Speaks senior vice president and head of medical research. We asked Dr. Wang to address how the continued rise in prevalence will affect the autism community. Read our full coverage of the CDC’s prevalence update here. Two years ago, the CDC More...

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