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ERIC Number: ED532267
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 51
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 16
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Community Report from the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network: Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) among Multiple Areas of the United States in 2008
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that about 1 in 88 children has been identified with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). CDC's estimate comes from the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network, which monitors the number of 8-year-old children with ASDs living in diverse communities throughout the United States. In 2007, CDC's ADDM Network first reported that about 1 in 150 children had an ASD (based on children who were 8 years old in 2002). Then, in 2009, the ADDM Network reported that 1 in 110 children had an ASD (based on children who were 8 years old in 2006). Most recently, the ADDM Network reported that 1 in 88 children had an ASD (based on children who were 8 years old in 2008). This means that the estimated prevalence of ASDs increased 23% during 2006 to 2008 and 78% during 2002 to 2008 (1-4). Furthermore, this report found that more children than ever before are being diagnosed with ASDs and they are not being diagnosed as early as they could be. The emotional and financial tolls on families and communities are staggering and therapies can cost thousands of dollars.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333. Tel: 800-311-3435; Tel: 404-639-3311; Web site: http://www.cdc.gov
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (DHHS/PHS)