Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Community Report on Autism - 2016 CDC

A Snapshot of Autism Spectrum Disorder among 8-year-old Children in Multiple Communities across the United States in 2012
What are the key findings?
These findings are based on the analysis of information collected from the health and special education (if available) records of 8-year-old children who lived in areas of Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Utah, and Wisconsin in 2012.

The estimated percentage of children identified with ASD remains high, but did not change significantly between 2010 and 2012.
  1. It is too soon to tell if the percentage of children identified with ASD over time is stabilizing.
  2. Children identified with ASD are not receiving comprehensive developmental evaluations as early as they could be.

You can read the full report here.