The CDC released its latest numbers in a report on autism
in December of 2021.
An estimated 1 in 44, 8-year-old children have been identified with autism according to an analysis of 2018 data. This is higher than the previous estimate published in March 2020.
We are discussing these findings today including racial and ethnic disparities in autism, and early identification with Dr. Kristin Sohl.
Dr. Sohl chairs the AAP subcommittee on autism as part of the Council on Children with Disabilities and is a pediatrician with extensive experience in medical diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of children with a concern of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.