Ethan Long Talks CDC Report on Charlottesville Newsplex

March 27, 2013 | Press

The recent release of a government study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (CDC) has the autism community reacting to the report that 1 in 50 school-age children has been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study is based on 2011-2012 parent reports about the diagnoses their children have received, and is compared with data collected in 2007. While the prevalence of autism continues to rise, this rate of 2% of school-aged children is dramatically higher than last year’s CDC estimate of 1 in 88 children diagnosed. VIA Executive Director Ethan Long speaks to the significance of the newest report with the Charlottesville Newsplex.

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