Estimated Prevalence of Autism by ADDM Network Site 2012

Today’s map of the day shows the estimated prevalence of autism per 1000 8-year-old children by Autism and Developmental Disability Monitoring (ADDM) Network sites.¬†These estimates from the ADDM Network are based on data collected from health and special education records of children living in 10 communities across the US in 2012. Information was collected on children who were 8 years old because previous work has shown that most children¬†with ASD have been identified for services by this age.