New Data on Autism: Five Facts to Know

New Data on Autism: Five Facts to Know

Many children are living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) , and they need services and support, now and as they grow into adolescence and adulthood. More can be done to ensure that children with ASD are evaluated as soon as possible after developmental concerns are recognized. Findings from CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network help us understand more about the number of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the features of those children, and the age at which these children are first evaluated and diagnosed. These findings are critical for (1) promoting early identification of children with...

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