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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Autism Statistics and Demographics
How can I access local and national information on demographics and statistics concerning the occurrence of autism spectrum disorders?
One source for obtaining national and state data on autism, is the Fighting Autism website at:
The information is collected annually from the US Department of Special Education as part of the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). So you will be looking only at the school aged population.
Paula C Rabidoux, PhD/CCC-SLP
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Clinical Associate Professor of Speech & Hearing
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
The Ohio State University