Recent ASD developments

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: (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.