Massachusetts Medical Society: Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is estimated that 1 in 110 children in the United States have an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). ASDs include autism, high functioning autism (HFA), Asperger Syndrome (AS) and Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS), and are reported to occur in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups.

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