Report to Congress
on the Health and Well-Being of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability (DD) identified in 1 in 54 children1 and approximately 2% of adults.2 Autism causes challenges in areas including social interaction and communication, executive functioning, sensory processing, and motor coordination. Read more.
This Report to Congress provides an overview of federal research, services, and support activities that seek to improve the health and well-being of individuals with ASD and other DD. Read more.
This portion of the Report covers Section 399DD(b) (2)(A) of the Public Health Service Act, as amended by the Autism CARES Act of 2019, which requires: information on (A) "demographic factors associated with the Read more.
This chapter covers Sections 399DD(b)(2)(B) and (D) of the Public Health Service Act, as amended by the Autism CARES Act of 2019, which require: (B) "an overview of policies and programs relevant to the health and well-being of ... Read more.
This chapter of the report covers Section 399DD(b)(2) (C) and (E) of the Public Health Service Act, as amended by the Autism CARES Act of 2019, which require: (C) "recommendations on establishing best practices guidelines to ensure interdisciplinary coordination ... Read more.
Summary and Conclusions
Approximately 1 in 54 children in the U.S. has been identified with ASD,1 and the prevalence of ASD in adults has been estimated at approximately 2%.2 Defined by social and communicative difficulties, autism often co-occurs with ... Read more.