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Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network (ADDM)

Description

The Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network (ADDM) is a group of programs funded by CDC to determine the number of people with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in the United States. The Network's goal is to provide comparable, population-based estimates of the prevalence rates of ASD in different sites over time. The Network data can provide a population-based description of the characteristics of ASDs; determine differences in ASD prevalence among different population groups and/or geographic regions; and monitor trends in ASD prevalence.

Supplier

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (CDC/NCBDDD)

Data Years Available

2000-present

Periodicity

Annual

Mode

N/A

Selected Content

N/A

Population covered

Currently, 14 states participate in the ADDM: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, and Wisconsin.

Methodology

The ADDM sites all collect data using the same surveillance methods, which are modeled after CDC’s Metropolitan Atlanta Developmental Disabilities Surveillance Program (MADDSP). Currently, 14 sites (states) participate in the network.

Response rate and sample size

N/A

Interpretation Issues

N/A

References

http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/addm.html and related web pages. Accessed August 25. 2010.