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Key Findings
Unhealthy weight among adolescents with autism.
(Published March 17, 2014)

Risk Factors for Autism
Read key findings from new CDC research.
(Published: March 17, 2014)

Key Findings
Potential impact of DSM-5 criteria on autism spectrum disorder prevalence estimates
(Published: January 22, 2014)

Key Project Findings
Autism spectrum disorder among Somali and non-Somali children in Minneapolis
(Published: December 16, 2013)

Autism Spectrum Disorders and Infection
Does infection during pregnancy put children at risk for ASDs?
(Published: November 20, 2012)

Key Findings: Autism Spectrum Disorders and Health Care Expenditures
Children who have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often have co-occurring conditions, but little is known about the effects of those conditions on their medical care costs.
(Published: February 23, 2012)

New Data on Autism Spectrum Disorders
CDC estimates 1 in 88 children has been identified with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Autism Training for Health Professionals
Learn about CDC's training to help health practitioners identify autism and provide quality care.
(Published: April 28, 2014)

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Test Your Knowledge
Take our quiz to test your knowledge about the milestones that mark typical development in young children.
(Published: April 8, 2013)

SEED II Announcement
NCBDDD launches second phase of multistate study on Autism, $5.25 Million Awarded to Five Sites.
(Published: June 20, 2012)

Why Are Autism Spectrum Disorders Increasing? 
Find out what CDC has learned about why the number of children with autism is on the rise.
(Published: April 16, 2012)

Autism Spectrum Disorders: One Family's Story
The earlier children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are diagnosed, the better. Most are not diagnosed until after age 4. It's important for doctors to screen all children for ASDs.
(Published: April 9, 2012)

Scientific Articles

The following is a list of recently published CDC-authored scientific articles on autism spectrum disorder.

Articles2014

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder Among Children Aged 8 Years — Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 11 Sites, United States, 2010. MMWR Surveill Summ. 2014;63(SS02);1-21.

Potential impact of DSM-5 criteria on autism spectrum disorder prevalence estimates.
JAMA Psychiatry. March 2014.
Maenner MJ, Rice CE, Arneson CL, Cunniff C, Schieve LA, Carpenter LA, Van Naarden Braun, Kirby RS, Bakian AV, Durkin MS.

Prevalence and impact of unhealthy weight in a national sample of US adolescents with autism and other learning and behavioral disabilities.
Maternal and Child Health Journal. February 2014 [Epub ahead of print].
Phillips KL, Schieve LA, Visser S, Boulet S, Sharma AJ, Kogan MD, Boyle CA, Yeargin-Allsopp M.

Population attributable fractions for three perinatal risk factors for autism spectrum disorders, 2002 and 2008 Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network.
Annals of Epidemiology. January 2014.
Schieve LA, Tian LH, Baio J, Rankin K, Rosenberg D, Wiggins L, Maenner MJ, Yeargin-Allsopp M, Durkin M, Rice C, King L, Kirby RS, Wingate MS, Devine O.

2013

Prevalence of cerebral palsy, co-occurring autism spectrum disorders, and motor functioning – Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, USA, 2008.
Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. October 2013.
Christensen D, Van Naarden Braun K, Doernberg NS, Maenner MJ, Arneson CL, Durkin MS, Benedict RE, Kirby RS, Wingate MS, Fitzgerald R, Yeargin-Allsopp M.

Recurrence of autism spectrum disorders in full- and half-siblings and trends over time: a population-based cohort study.
JAMA Pediatrics. October 2013.
Grønborg TK, Schendel DE, Parner ET.

Childhood vision impairment, hearing loss and co-occurring autism spectrum disorder. Disability and Health Journal. July 2013.
Kancherla V, Van Naarden Braun K, Yeargin-Allsopp M.

Urbanicity and autism spectrum disorders.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. June 2013.
Lauritsen MB, Astrup A, Pedersen CB, Obel C, Schendel DE, Schieve L, Yeargin-Allsopp M, Parner ET.

Mental health surveillance among children - United States, 2005-2011.
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Surveillance Summaries. May 2013.
Perou R, Bitsko RH, Blumberg SJ, Pastor P, Ghandour RM, Gfroerer JC, Hedden SL, Crosby AE, Visser SN, Schieve LA, Parks SE, Hall JE, Brody D, Simile CM, Thompson WW, Baio J, Avenevoli S, Kogan MD, Huang LN.

Frequency and pattern of documents diagnostic features and the age of autism identification.   
Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. April 2013.
Maenner MJ, Schieve LA, Rice CE, Cunniff C, Giarelli E, Kirby RS, Lee LC, Nicholas JS, Wingate MS, Durkin MS.

Changes in prevalence of parent-reported autism spectrum disorder in school-aged U.S. children: 2007-2012.
National Health Statistics Reports. March 2013.
Blumberg SJ, Bramlett MD, Kogan MD, Schieve LA, Jones JR, Lu MC.

Prenatal valproate exposure and risk of autism spectrum disorders and childhood autism: a population-based study.
Journal of the American Medical Association. April 2013.
Christensen J, Grønborg TK, Sørensen MJ, Schendel D, Parner ET, Pedersen LH, Vestergaard M.

Evaluating changes in the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders.
Public Health Reviews. March 2013.
Rice CE, Rosanoff M, Dawson G, Durkin MS, PhD, Croen LA, PhD, Singer A, Yeargin-Allsopp M.

Periconceptional folic acid and risk of autism spectrum disorders.
Journal of the American Medical Association. February 2013.
Berry RJ, Crider KS, Yeargin-Allsopp M.

Autism Spectrum Disorder Reclassified: A Second Look at the 1980s Utah/UCLA Autism Epidemiologic Study.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. January 2013.
Miller JS, Bilder D, Farley M, Coon H, Pinborough-Zimmerman J, Jenson W, Rice CE, Fombonne E, Pingree CB, Ritvo E, Ritvo RA, McMahon WM.

2012

Comparison of a broad-based screen versus disorder-specific screen in detecting young children with an autism spectrum disorder.
Autism. December 2012.
Wiggins LD, Piazza V, Robins DL.

Predictors of ascertainment of autism spectrum disorders across nine US communities.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. December 2012.
Pettygrove S, Pinborough-Zimmerman J, John Meaney F, Van Naarden Braun K, Nicholas J, Miller L, Miller J, Rice C.

Autism after infection, febrile episodes, and antibiotic use during pregnancy: an exploratory study. Pediatrics. December 2012.
Atladóttir HÓ, Henriksen TB, Schendel DE, Parner ET. [Key Findings]

Occurrence and family impact of elopement in children with autism spectrum disorders.
Pediatrics. November 2012.
Anderson C, Law JK, Daniels A, Rice C, Mandell DS, Hagopian L, Law PA.

The Study to Explore Early Development (SEED): A Multisite Epidemiologic Study of Autism by the Centers for Autism and Developmental Disabilities Research and Epidemiology (CADDRE) Network
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. October 2012.
Schendel DE, Diguiseppi C, Croen LA, Fallin MD, Reed PL, Schieve LA, et al.
[Key Findings]

Short report: Improving record-review surveillance of young children with an autism spectrum disorder. Autism. September 2012.
Wiggins LD, Robins DL, Yeargin-Allsopp M.

Patterns of contact with hospital for children with an autism spectrum disorder: a danish register-based study.
Journal of Autism Developmental Disorders. August 2012.
Atladóttir HO, Schendel DE, Lauritsen MB, Henriksen TB, Parner ET.

Using maternally reported data to investigate the association between early childhood infection and autism spectrum disorder: the importance of data source.
Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. July 2012.
Atladóttir HÓ, Henriksen TB, Schendel DE, Parner ET.

Retention of autism spectrum diagnoses by community professionals: findings from the autism and developmental disabilities monitoring network, 2000 and 2006.
Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. June 2012. 
Wiggins LD, Baio J, Schieve L, Lee LC, Nicholas J, Rice CE.

Parent-Reported Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders in US-Born Children: An Assessment of Changes within Birth Cohorts from the 2003 to the 2007 National Survey of Children's Health
Maternal and Child Health Journal. April 2012.
Schieve LA, Rice C, Yeargin-Allsopp M, Boyle CA, Kogan MD, Drews C, and Devine O.

Concurrent medical conditions and health care use and needs among children with learning and behavioral developmental disabilities, National Health Interview Survey, 2006-2010.
Research in Developmental Disabilities. March – April 2012.
Schieve LA, Jarquin VG, Boulet SL, Visser SN, Rice CE, Van Naarden Braun K, Boyle CA.

Parental Age and Autism Spectrum Disorders
Annals of Epidemiology. March 2012.
Parner ET, Baron-Cohen S, Lauritsen MB, Jørgensen M, Schieve LA, Yeargin-Allsopp M, Obel C.

Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders — Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 14 Sites, United States, 2008.
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. March 2012.
Corresponding author: Jon Baio, EdS, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, CDC. [Community Report]

Support for a dimensional view of autism spectrum disorders in toddlers.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. February 2012.
Wiggins LD, Robins DL, Adamson LB, Bakeman R, Henrich CC.

Association between parental nativity and autism spectrum disorder among US-born non-Hispanic white and Hispanic children, 2007 National Survey of Children’s Health
Disability and Health Journal. January 2012.
Schieve LA, Boulet SL, Blumberg SJ, Kogan MD, Yeargin-Allsopp M, Boyle CA, Visser SN, & Rice C.

Autism spectrum disorders and health care expenditures: The effects of co-occurring conditions
Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. January 2012.
Peacock G, Amendah D, Ouyang L, Grosse S.

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