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Autism Prevalence

On April 26, 2018, 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 59 children (1 in 37 boys and 1 in 151 girls) as having autism spectrum disorder (ASD). See complete coverage below.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released its biennial update of autism’s estimated prevalence among the nation’s children, based on an analysis of 2014 medical records and, where available, educational records of 8-year-old children from 11 monitoring sites Read more...
  New York, N.Y. (March 31, 2016) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released its newest estimate of autism prevalence among the nation’s children. The report shows that, overall, less than half the children identified with autism (43 percent) had Read more...
According to an analysis of the most recent National Survey of Children’s Health, the four influences most strongly tied to having a child with a mental, behavioral or developmental disability are: * difficulty getting by on family income * problems finding adequate child care * lack of a Read more...
New York, N.Y. (February 1, 2016) – In a study funded by Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, the first scientific estimate of autism’s prevalence in Mexico puts the statistic at 1 in 115. While the number may be an underestimate, it Read more...
The first scientific estimate of autism’s prevalence in Mexico pegs the number at 1 in 115. While the number may be an underestimate, it provides a solid foundation for government leaders and agencies that have expressed eagerness to understand and meet their nation’s need for autism Read more...
A new study in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics provides a first look at the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among 4-year-olds. Researchers studied health and educational records for ASD indicators from a subset of the sites participating in the 2010 Autism and Read more...
A new government survey of parents suggests that 1 in 45 children, ages 3 through 17, have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This is notably higher than the official government estimate of 1 in 68 American children with autism, by the Centers for Disease Control and Read more...
Autism Speaks Statement on National Health Interview Survey New government report pegs autism prevalence at 1 in 45 A new government survey of parents suggests that 1 in 45 children, ages 3 through 17, have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This is notably higher than Read more...
A new government survey of parents suggests that 1 in 45 children, ages 3 through 17, have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This is notably higher than the official government estimate of 1 in 68 American children with autism, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( Read more...
A new report shows that a three-fold increase in autism among special education students between 2000 and 2010 is partly offset by a decrease in diagnoses for intellectual disability. The report, by researchers at Penn State University, appears in the American Journal of Medical Genetics. The Read more...