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

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that 1 in 68 school-aged children in the U.S. have been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The new report shows basically no change from the 2014 report in the proportion of school aged-children with ASD. The report also shows that black and Hispanic children continue to be less likely to be identified with ASD than white children. April is National Autism Awareness Month To read the full report click here