2020 Community Report on Autism

Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network

A Snapshot of Autism Spectrum Disorder among 8-year-old Children in Multiple Communities across the United States in 2016.

Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), United States Department of Health and Human Services

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This community report summarizes the main findings from the following published reports:

Maenner MJ, Shaw KA, Baio J, et al. Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder Among Children Aged 8 Years — Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 11 Sites, United States, 2016. MMWR Surveill Summ 2020, 69 (No. SS-4): 1-12.

Shaw KA, Maenner MJ, Baio J, et al. Early Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorder Among Children Aged 4 Years — Early Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, Six Sites, United States, 2016. MMWR Surveill Summ 2020, 69 (No. SS-3): 1-11.

To read the full scientific report, please go to www.cdc.gov/mmwr

To read more about autism spectrum disorder, please visit CDC’s Autism Homepage at www.cdc.gov/autism

The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.