What do the CDC's ASD Prevalence Studies Really Tell Us: Summary of the recent Autism editorial.

What do the CDC’s ASD Prevalence Studies Really Tell Us: Summary of the recent Autism editorial.

In March 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released their most recent estimate of the prevalence (i.e., the percentage of the affected population at a certain time) of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). They found that 1 in 68 children met criteria for ASD in 2010, which is a dramatic increase from previous years. The editors suggest that this increase in identified cases may be largely related to problems with the CDC’s research methods.

To read the full editorial summary, please click here (PDF).

To read the original editorial, please click here (PDF).

To read the interview with Dr. Eric Fombonne, as discussed in the editorial summary, please click here.