New CDC Autism Data Highlights Importance of Long-Term Services and Supports, Cultural Competency

by Aaron Bishop, Commissioner, Administration on Disabilities

March 31, 2016

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released data from its Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network indicating that 1 in 68 school-aged children are on the autism spectrum. In announcing the rate, which is unchanged from 2014, the CDC called attention to the critical role services and supports play in helping people with autism reach their full potential.