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Autism Prevalence Update (2023)


Thursday, March 23, 2023

CDC Releases New Prevalence Data – Autism now affects 1 in 36 U.S. Children, up from the 1 in 44 reported in 2021.

Data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds that Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) affect an average of 1 in 36 children in the U.S. 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 43; 1 in 27 for boys, and 1 in 116 for girls).


View the Community Report on Autism 

View the Maryland Community Report

View the Prevalence and Characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder Among Children Aged 8 Years Report

View the Early Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorder Among Children Aged 4 Years Report



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