By Lisa Ackerman Here we go for the third installment of Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) Strategic Planning. Here is what the IACC is proposing: The IACC is requesting public comments to inform the development of the 2016 IACC Strategic Plan. The objectives in the IACC Strategic Plan were last revised in 2011, and the... Continue Reading →
The new #autism prevalence rate is not a cause for celebration
By Lisa Ackerman On March 31, 2016 the CDC issued their new official rate of autism per their latest survey (1.) The rate is 1 in 68 US children has a diagnosis of autism. For this first time in over a decade the rate compared to their 2010 survey results is flat. It is important... Continue Reading →
#Autism is now 1 in 45 – will anyone listen?
By Lisa Ackerman In December 2013 the University of Minnesota published a study regarding the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) population in Minneapolis. The results documented the ASD overall rate: 1 in 48. Another major finding from the Somali population showed autism rates are 1 in 32 (1.) In a new report released today two startling findings (2)... Continue Reading →