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Surveillance of autism spectrum disorders in Maryland

Baltimore, MD, United States


Summary

The project provides an ongoing source of high-quality data on the extent and distribution of autism spectrum disorders. As part of the CDC funded Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network (ADDM), this multi-site study conducts a multiple source, records-based, population-based, public health surveillance for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in 8-year-old children residing in six selected counties in Maryland. The long-term objectives of this project are to: estimate ASD prevalence in young school-age children over time; provide background estimates against which unusual changes in prevalence may be detected; facilitate services planning; identify research needs; and, where possible, provide insight into ASD etiology.

Dates

  • Start Date: 
    06/01/2001
  • End Date: 
    05/31/2010

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