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    The Centers for Disease Control: Your Online Resource for Autism Spectrum Disorder Information

    Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are a group of developmental disabilities that cause major social, communication, and behavioral challenges in individuals.

    More children than ever before are being diagnosed with ASDs. Today, 1 in 88 children (11.3 per 1,000) have been identified as having an ASD. This figure represents a 23 percent increase over 2009, and 78 percent increase over 2007.  Boys are five times more likely than girls to have an ASD.*

    The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is committed to providing critical data on ASDs, searching for the risk factors and causes, and developing resources to promote earlier diagnoses in children.

    To learn more about ASDs, visit the CDC website. Access information and links about screening and diagnosis practices, treatments, data and statistics, research, related articles, free materials, related links, and more.

    Psychology program students specializing in applied behavioral analysis or graduates of our applied behavioral analysis certificate programs preparing to take the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst Examination™ can find a large amount of information and resources related to autism on the CDC’s website.

    * Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, New Data on Autism Spectrum Disorders, accessed on the Internet at http://www.cdc.gov/Features/CountingAutism (visited March 28, 2013). 


    What is the Centers for Disease Control?              

    The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is a government agency charged with the task of protecting the health of our nation via health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats.

    The CDC accomplishes its mission by working with partners throughout the nation and the world to monitor health, detect and investigate health problems, conduct research to enhance prevention, develop and advocate sound public health policies, implement prevention strategies, promote healthy behaviors, foster safe and healthful environments, and provide leadership and training.

    For more information about the CDC, visit www.cdc.gov.

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