Early Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorder Among Children Aged 4 Years — Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 11 Sites, United States, 2018

Kelly A. Shaw, Matthew J. Maenner, Amanda V. Bakian, Deborah A. Bilder, Maureen S. Durkin, Sarah M. Furnier, Michelle M. Hughes, Mary Patrick, Karen Pierce, Angelica Salinas, Josephine Shenouda, Alison Vehorn, Zachary Warren, Walter Zahorodny, John N. Constantino, Monica DiRienzo, Amy Esler, Robert T. Fitzgerald, Andrea Grzybowski, Allison HudsonMargaret H. Spivey, Akilah Ali, Jennifer G. Andrews, Thaer Baroud, Johanna Gutierrez, Libby Hallas, Jennifer A Hall-Lande, Amy S Hewitt, Li Ching Lee, Maya Lopez, Kristen Clancy Mancilla, Dedria McArthur, Sydney Pettygrove, Jen Poynter, Yvette D. Schwenk, Anita Washington, Susan Williams, Mary E. Cogswell

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Abstract

Description of System: The Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network is an active surveillance program that estimates ASD prevalence and monitors timing of ASD identification among children aged 4 and 8 years. This report focuses on children aged 4 years in 2018, who were born in 2014 and had a parent or guardian who lived in the surveillance area in one of 11 sites (Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, Tennessee, Utah, and Wisconsin) at any time during 2018. Children were classified as having ASD if they ever received 1) an ASD diagnostic statement (diagnosis) in an evaluation, 2) a special education classification of ASD (eligibility), or 3) an ASD International Classification of Diseases (ICD) code. Suspected ASD also was tracked among children aged 4 years. Children who did not meet the case definition for ASD were classified as having suspected ASD if their records contained a qualified professional’s statement indicating a suspicion of ASD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalMMWR Surveillance Summaries
Volume70
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021

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Funding Information:
Arkansas: Stefanie Jernigan, Michelle Cantrell Kelley, Sandra Walker, Julie Nick; California: Rebecca Johnson; Georgia: Patricia Colan, Katrina Langston, Cindy Schley, Angela Wells; Maryland: Cerra Antonacci, Bethany Guillen, Aniket Kini, Kaitlin Stevenson; Minnesota: Courtney Higginbotham, Ryan Ferguson, Susan Madden, John Westerman; Missouri: Carolyn Skowyra; New Jersey: Kate Sidwell, Cindy Cruz Alvarez, Isabella Gallo, Michael Verile, Paul Zumoff; Tennessee: Anna Berman, Ellen Grimes, Alex Miceli; Utah: Johanna Gutierrez, Danli Chen; Wisconsin: Lynn Boelter, Lynn Peterson, Robert Rettammel, Madison Carey, Shannon O?Neill, Neha Pant, Jacqueline Hansen.

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