The CDC tracks autism prevalence in the U.S. to better understand the scope and impact autism has upon children, families, and communities. Additionally, service providers and organizations use these findings when preparing to meet the support needs of the families they serve. In this article, we will highlight some key findings from the CDC’s most recent autism prevalence report as well as answer some frequently asked questions about autism prevalence, such as: whether or not the increase in autism prevalence is due to better diagnosing, what causes autism, how the CDC determines autism rates, and more.
By Holly Bortfeld Being a grandparent is one of the most wonderful parts of life for many people. We hear “I can’t wait to be a grandparent and spoil the kids rotten” and “I can’t wait to take them fishing and teach them everything!” from prospective grandparents all the time. Enter autism. BOOM. “What do […]
WASHINGTON, DC (March 27, 2014)—Today, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the newest autism prevalence statistics. For children born in 2002, the prevalence of autism was 1 in 68; 1 in 42 boys. Almost 60,000 US 12 year-olds likely have autism.
Facts about Asperger’s Syndrome By Holly Bortfeld The new DSM-V proposes to remove the diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome but when reading the new diagnostic criteria, you may realize you/your child no longer fits the definition of Autism Spectrum Disorder and may, or may not, meet the criteria for a new diagnosis called Social Communication Disorder […]
Wonderful notes from families who received scholarships from TACA Thank you so much for all your help! The scholarship was so helpful in moving my son forward on his autism treatment plan. We identified areas that needed additional work and have laid out a plan of action to correct these. For example his labs […]
At a Doctors’ Dinner, MAPS trained doctors are invited to educate their medical colleagues (clinicians and other healthcare professionals) about available treatment options for autism (symptoms of autism?) as stated in the MAPS protocols; these treatments include biomedical interventions that help alleviate many of the symptoms of patients diagnosed with autism, thus improving their quality […]