CNN Reports on Multi-state Autism Study Involving ICI
CNN reported on a new childhood autism study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that involved ICI. The Institute's Minnesota-Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network (MN-ADDM) studied the health and special education records of 9,767 children who were 8 years old in Hennepin and Ramsey counties in 2014. This data analysis by ICI contributed to the wider CDC study that — based on the records of more than 300,000 children in 11 states, including Minnesota — found that 1 in 59 U.S. children (1.7%) has autism, a figure derived from 2014 estimates for 8-year-olds diagnosed with ASD.
The CDC launched the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network (ADDM) in 2000 to collect data that would provide estimates of the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. ICI's MN-ADDM project is part of that national network.