By Monica E. Oss, Chief Executive Officer Earlier this year, the new autism prevalence estimates came out from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—1 in 59 children are estimated to have autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to the CDC's Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network, up from previous estimates of 1 in 68 in 2014 (see 1.7% Of U.S. Children Have Autism Spectrum Disorder, Up 15% From 2012). According to one of three U.S. periodic surveys, these prevalence numbers are even higher: with reporting that one in 40 children—or 2.5% (1.5 million) of those between 3 and 17—have autism spectrum disorder (see The Prevalence…
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