ERIC Number: EJ1044834
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
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Reference Count: 9
Brief Report: Trends in U.S. National Autism Awareness from 2004 to 2014: The Impact of National Autism Awareness Month
DeVilbiss, Elizabeth A.; Lee, Brian K.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v44 n12 p3271-3273 Dec 2014
We sought to evaluate the potential for using historical web search data on autism spectrum disorders (ASD)-related topics as an indicator of ASD awareness. Analysis of Google Trend data suggested that National Autism Awareness Month and televised reports concerning autism are an effective method of promoting online search interest in autism.
Descriptors: Trend Analysis, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Online Searching, Internet, Search Engines
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
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