After analyzing this year's school enrollment data and the child count data from December 2022, this year's autism prevalence is 1 in 63.
The number of students served under the autism diagnosis increased by 1,350 and now totals to 18,817. These students have mad educational criteria to be served under the label of autism spectrum disorder.
Last year 1 in 66 kids in Indiana were diagnosed with autism. After analyzing this year's school enrollment data and the child count data from December 2022, this year's autism prevalence is 1 in 63.
Every year, the IRCA staff provide an update about the prevalence of autism in Indiana.
Currently, no database exists in Indiana with the actual number of people on the autism spectrum. Luckily, there are real figures which come from the December 1 child count data collected by the Indiana Department of Education, Special Education.
These data are collected from all public-school districts across Indiana, and are compared against data from the CDC which shows that the U.S. autism prevalence has gone from 1 in 150 to 1 in 36 in a matter of 18 years.
If you or a loved one is diagnosed with autism, then learning about how Applied Behavior Analysis in Indiana can help someone with autism is the first step someone should make to thriving on the spectrum.