New Report Details California’s Continuous Swell of Autism Cases

30 Years of Data Exposes ASD as a Massive and Escalating Health Crisis

The National Council on Severe Autism (NCSA) along with Autism Society San Francisco Bay Area (SFASA) issued a shocking report earlier this month documenting California’s relentless surge of autism cases. Using data obtained from the California Department of Developmental Services (DDS), their report identifies more than 30 years of skyrocketing autism rates.  Sadly, this upward trend shows no sign of abatement. California has been recognized for keeping the best data on developmental disabilities in the country. Data tracking requirements made by the state’s groundbreaking Lanterman Act, passed over 50 years ago, put California in a unique position to interpret the over four-decades-long surge in autism. 

Highlights from this report include: 

Original Article

Original Report

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