NEW JERSEY AUTISM STATISTICS FOR 2010

ASD PREVALENCE ESTIMATES IN NEW JERSEY

1 IN 45 EIGHT YEAR OLD CHILDREN IN NEW JERSEY HAS AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER

BOYS ARE FIVE TIMES MORE LIKELY THAN GIRLS TO HAVE ASD; 1 IN 28 BOYS AND 1 IN 133 GIRLS

SPECIAL EDUCATION IN NEW JERSEY

93% RECEIVED SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES

50% RECEIVED SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES UNDER AUTISM CLASSIFICATION

COMMUNITY BASED DIAGNOSIS IN NEW JERSEY

75% HAD A CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS OF AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER

AVERAGE AGE OF AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER DIAGNOSIS IN NJ WAS 4 YEARS, 4 MONTHS

8% HAD A SUSPICION OF AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER

16% NEVER BEEN IDENTIFIED WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER

1 IN 4 CHILDREN IDENTIFIED WITH ASD BY NJAS DID NOT HAVE AN ASD DIAGNOSIS

75% OF ALL CASES IDENTIFIED WITH ASD BY NJAS SATISFIED THE AUTISTIC DISORDER PATTERN

ASD & INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY IN NEW JERSEY

71% HAVE COGNITIVE FUNCTIONING IQ ABOVE 70

29% HAVE COGNITIVE FUNCTIONING IQ BELOW 70

DEVELOPMENTAL DELAYS & REGRESSION

15% EXPERIENCED REGRESSION (LOSS OF SKILL)

83% HAD A DEVELOPMENTAL CONCERN BEFORE AGE 3

AVERAGE AGE OF FIRST PROFESSIONAL EVALUATION WAS 3 YEARS, 10 MONTHS