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Autism Statistics and Demographics

05/02/2008

Question:

How can I access local and national information on demographics and statistics concerning the occurrence of autism spectrum disorders?

Answer:

Hello,

One source for obtaining national and state data on autism, is the Fighting Autism website at:

http://www.fightingautism.org/idea/autism-prevalence-report.php

The information is collected annually from the US Department of Special Education as part of the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). So you will be looking only at the school aged population.

For more information:

Go to the Autism health topic, where you can:

Response by:

Paula C Rabidoux, PhD/CCC-SLP Paula C Rabidoux, PhD/CCC-SLP
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Clinical Associate Professor of Speech & Hearing
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
The Ohio State University