Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Autism prevalence in adults: Clinton advocates study

From Disability Scoop: As part of a plan to address the needs of children and adults with autism, U.S. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said she would instruct the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to conduct the first-ever nationwide autism prevalence study on adults.

As an adult on the spectrum, I consider such a study to be long overdue, but in this instance want to know how the study will be conducted.

Will every single person who believes her- or himself to be on the autism spectrum have an opportunity to be identified? Or will the study only involve formal assessments that were deemed sufficiently legitimate? Will it capture every occurrence or will it only be administered to a sample of the population?

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