Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders ASDs among multiple Areas of the USA in 2008

More children than ever before – 1 in 88 – are being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders

Community Report From the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring, ADDM Network 2012
More children than ever before – 1 in 88 – are being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).

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).

The community report Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders– Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network United States 2008 covers:

  • Executive summary
  • What are autism spectrum disorders?
  • Why do we need to know how many people have ASDs ?
  • What is the ADDM network?
  • Results
  • State by state
  • How can the data be used?
  • Questions and answers
  • What else do I need to know?
  • Where can I get more information?

Read Community Report From the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring, CDC, ADDM Network 2012.  Find out more about autism.

Author: DES Daughter

Activist, blogger and social media addict committed to shedding light on a global health scandal and dedicated to raise DES awareness.

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