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.

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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.

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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.

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Explore the tool to see autism spectrum disorder (ASD) prevalence estimates and demographic characteristics at the national, state, and community levels.