Recent ASD developments

by rickcolosimo on April 30, 2012

It’s time once again for the GoTheDistance for Autism bike event in north Jersey. My son can now ride without training wheels, so please support him here: http://tinyurl.com/DylanTrain (opens in new tab)

We’ve all been busy digesting new incidence/prevalence numbers, new DSM criteria, fundraising, and, of course, IEP season. Here are some highlights:

Prevalence: AutismNJ extracted this from the CDC’s recent report:

New Jersey: 1 in 49
Boys: 1 in 29
Girls: 1 in 172
Average age of autism diagnosis is 3 years, 2 months old (earlier than in previous studies)

For more, visit Autism Speaks’ page on prevalence.

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