Prevalence of Autism

The CDC releases new data on autism spectrum disorders

The Centers for for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released its new estimates of the rate of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).  The new figures are about 1 in 88 children which is a higher prevalence estimate than the last official CDC study but pretty much the same as the 1 in 90 rate suggested in other recent similar studies.  Click here to read the report.

Also, Director of Research, Bill Ahearn, was interviewed on Fox Thursday night regarding this report. Click here to see the interview.