The Autism Research Projects Managed by the US CDC

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is responsible for the official autism prevalence rates here in the United States. Although recent studies have shown that autism is affecting 1% of children in the United States, the official CDC data still sits at 1 in 150. In order to understand how the CDC comes to these figures, it is important to learn about the autism research projects managed by the US CDC.

The Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network, the Centers for Autism and Developmental Disabilities Research and Epidemiology (CADDRE), Network and the Study to Explore Early Development (SEED) are three CDC autism research projects.

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