Prevalence

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 to autism’s rising numbers, with dedicated funding for autism More...
Washington, D.C. (March 27, 2014) – Today, 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 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...
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...
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...
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...
Many studies have examined possible links between vaccination and increased prevalence of autism. This research has paid particular attention to the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, vaccines containing thimerosal and the total number of vaccines administered during early childhood or any one More...
Why are these numbers going up? Why is there such high variability across ADDM sites? Improved detection of cases, as a result of better access to services and greater awareness of autism, may be contributing to the increase in prevalence. Exposure to environmental factors More...
Why are these numbers going up? Why is there such high variability across ADDM sites? Improved detection of cases, as a result of better access to services and greater awareness of autism, may be contributing to the increase in prevalence. Exposure to environmental factors More...
Continuing increase in prevalence reaffirms public-health crisis In March, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) significantly revised the estimated prevalence of autism in the United States. The new number – 1 in 88 children. This represents a 23 percent increase from the More...