New Data Reports One in 88 Children in the US has been Identified with Autism
According to the Centers for Disease Control:
“CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities has been tracking ASDs for over a decade through theAutism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network. The newest estimates from the ADDM Network are based on data collected in 14 areas of the United States during 2008. These 14 communities comprised over eight percent of the United States population of 8-year-olds in 2008. Information was collected on children who were 8 years old because previous work has shown that, by this age, most children with ASDs have been identified for services.”
Read more about the data on the CDC’s website.