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More Than 1 in 10 Boys in America are Developmentally Disabled

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The prevalence of children diagnosed with developmental disabilities continues to rise in the United States, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The percentage of American children 3-17 years of age with intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or a different developmental problem increased from 7.4 percent […]

U.S. Autism Rate Rises to 1 in 36 Children

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On Mar. 24, 2023, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published an analysis in its epidemiological digest Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report  (MMWR) which found the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among children eight years old in the United States to be 1 in 36 (2.8 percent).1 2 3 4 5 […]

Autism Rate Now 1 in 30 Among American Children

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A new study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics found that the number of children and adolescents diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the United States has risen to 1 in 30. The study, which was conducted by public health researchers at Guandong Pharmaceutical University in China, looked at data from the annual National […]

Autism Prevalence Rates in U.S. and Northern Ireland Continue to Rise

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At the height of the fear and confusion associated with the declaration of a coronavirus pandemic public health emergency and strict social distancing regulations in the spring of 2020, U.S. health officials published a report that, in 2016, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) was estimated to affect one in 54 eight-year old children in the U.S., […]

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