April 27, 2018


Summit Center Updates

CDC releases new autism prevalence report

The Centers for Disease Control issued a new report on April 27, 2018, indicating that the prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder is now 1 in 59 children, this represents an increase of 150% since 2000.

The study’s conclusion states that “ASD is an urgent public health concern that could benefit from enhanced strategies to help identify ASD earlier; to determine possible risk factors; and to address the growing behavioral, education, residential and occupational needs of this population.”