Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. CDC is committed to continuing to provide essential data on ASD, search for factors that put children at risk for ASD and possible causes, and develop resources that help identify children with ASD as early as possible.
Facts, signs, causes, and what to do if you’re concerned.
Information for families and health professionals.
Types of treatment services and early intervention.
Fact sheets, videos, and community reports.
- ASD, Digestive Issues and Pica
- Developmental Milestones Matter!
- Gaps in helping adolescents with mental, behavioral, and developmental disorders make the transition to adult health care
- New Data on Autism Prevalence and Early Identification
- 2016 ADDM Network Surveillance Summary Supplemental Slides ppt icon[PPT – 3 MB]
- 2020 Community Report
- Key Findings: CDC Releases First Estimates of the Number of Adults Living with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the United States
- Key Findings: Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder More Likely to Wander than Children in Other Study Groups
- Autism Data Visualization Tool
The Community Report is an important resource—it highlights the ADDM Network’s data in a way that is useful for stakeholders living in communities across the United States.
SEED is currently the largest study in the United States to help identify factors that may put children at risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities.
Learn about identifying, diagnosing and managing autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Obtain CE by taking the online training or use the classroom based curriculum to educate future healthcare providers.