Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network
The Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network is a program funded by CDC to collect data to better understand the number and characteristics of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), cerebral palsy (CP) and other developmental disabilities living in different areas of the United States.
ADDM Network goals are to:
- Describe the population of children with ASD and CP,
- Compare how common ASD or CP is in different areas of the country,
- Measure progress in early ASD identification,
- Understand when children are diagnosed with CP,
- Identify changes in ASD or CP occurrence over time, and
- Understand the impact of ASD, CP, and related conditions in US communities.