CDC Reports Increase in Identified Cases of Autism

Releases analysis on earlier diagnoses.

This month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a report showing an increase in identified cases of autism in 8-year-old children since the last estimate from March 2020. The earlier prevalence was found to be 1 in 54 (1.9%) while the new analysis shows a rise to 1 in 44 (2.3%).

“The substantial progress in early identification is good news because the earlier that children are identified with autism, the sooner they can be connected to services and support,” said Dr. Karen Remley, director of CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. “Accessing these services at younger ages can help children do better in school and have a better quality of life.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Director Remley as she heads the center for birth defects and developmental disabilities.
  • For officials of the CDC as they research and develop programs to assist children with autism and their families.

Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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