The 2020 Community Report on Autism highlights the ADDM Network’s most recent findings on ASD in 8-yearold children, showing that the estimated percentage of children identified with ASD is higher than in previous reports. In 8-year-old children, about 1.85%, or 1 in 54, were identified with ASD in 2016, based on tracking within 11 communities in the United States. While these findings indicate that there continue to be many children living with ASD who need services and support, now and as they grow into adolescence and adulthood, they also offer good news that screening and awareness continue to identify children who will benefit from services.

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