Autism Materials and Resources

At a glance

This page includes materials and resources about autism spectrum disorder (ASD). These materials have been developed through CDC activities and are based on key findings from the latest ASD research.

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ASD awareness

Autism awareness can help promote inclusion and connectedness for people with ASD. CDC continues to develop and share ASD materials and resources based on findings collected from CDC's Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network and the Study to Explore Early Development (SEED).

Autism awareness is made possible by collecting the highest quality data available followed by effectively communicating those findings across all communities. Having social and community awareness and support can help people with ASD achieve optimal health and reach their full potential.

CDC promotes early identification and provides essential data on ASD to inform programs and policies that support children with autism and their families. CDC activities include tracking and monitoring, educational materials and resources, and sharing best practices with state, territorial, and national partners.

Join CDC in Promoting Autism Awareness Today!

Use this partner toolkit of free resources, including key messages, social media content, and graphics.
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CDC activities help us better understand ASD and help children and families with ASD.