Autism Prevalence Update (2020)
Thursday, March 26, 2020
CDC Releases New Prevalence Data – Autism now affects 1 in 54 U.S. Children, up from the 1 in 59 reported in 2018.
Data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds that Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) affect an average of 1 in 54 children in the U.S. (1 in 34 boys, 1 in 145 girls). Data was collected by the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) network using a population-based surveillance study to determine the prevalence of ASD among children aged 8. The findings are based on 11 sites, including Maryland (which has a prevalence of 1 in 52; 1 in 33 for boys, and 1 in 128 for girls).