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The Autism Incidence Rate is Announced 3/31/2016

The Autism Incidence Rate Remains to be 1 in 68

Today, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) announces the rate of autism among eight year olds in the United States has not changed, and the incidence rate remains to be 1 in 68. This updated report occurs every two years.

As part of its mission, the CDC completes an every two year study on the incidence of autism among a randomly research designed group of eight year olds within the CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network in 11 communities. For more information on the Study methodology go to website:…

Autism Society of America Statement:

“Today's announcement that the updated incidence rate of autism has not changed in the past two years tells us that there continues to be a significant number of individuals with an autism diagnosis who need the help of our organization. The CDC’s advisement that the updated incidence rate should not be considered an indication of stabilization of the incidence of autism, reaffirms the importance of the Autism Society’s commitment to addressing the continued disparity among children based on their race as to when an early diagnosis occurs. We know that the earlier an individual receives a diagnosis, the better it is to help support the needs of the individual diagnosed,” said Scott Badesch, President/CEO of the Autism Society of America.