Autism Initiatives

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 59 children 8 years of age has been identified with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Children of all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups are reported to have ASD.…

Screen for Autism Autism Speaks

Autism can reliably be diagnosed by age 2, but the average age of diagnosis in the U.S. is about 5 years old. Autism Speaks is proud to partner with Sesame Workshop and Ad Council to raise awareness about early screening and early intervention.…

How Pediatricians Screen for Autism - HealthyChildren.org

Feb 18, 2016 · Your child's pediatric primary health care provider will start screening your baby for signs of developmental or communication challenges like autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at his or her very first well-child visit. They observe how your baby giggles, looks to you for reassurance, tries to regain your attention during a conversation, points or waves, responds to his or her name, and cries.…