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:
- AutismNJ wrote succinctly about the new Autistic Spectrum DSM criteria; Autism Speaks wrote a DSM-V FAQ here
- Prevalence numbers got big headlines and then faded away. More details below.
- This year’s Ride4Autism is on June 9 — someone remind me to sign up if I can!
- Peter Bell called for more of us to join AutismVotes. I don’t think he’s wrong.
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.