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Did You Know? is a feature from the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!

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April 17, 2020
  • One in 54 children were identified with autism in 2016, based on data collected on 8-year-old children across 11 US communities.
  • Early detection of autism is improving: the percentage of 4-year-old children with autism who received their first developmental evaluation by age 36 months increased from 74% in 2014 to 84% in 2016.
  • Healthcare providers can implement CDC’s Learn the Signs. Act Early. program to increase developmental screening and surveillance and help identify children with developmental disabilities earlier to allow for early intervention.

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Page last reviewed: April 17, 2020