Laying the Foundation for Policy: Measuring Local Prevalence for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Carolyn Dudley & Jennifer D. Zwicker
WHY IS THIS AN IMPORTANT ISSUE? Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)1 is the most common neurological condition diagnosed in children in Canada. Estimates of prevalence are reported as national numbers but may not reflect local numbers and consequently local needs. Local and provincial ASD prevalence estimates can be used by policy makers to inform local service delivery, resource allocation and future planning. WHAT DOES THE RESEARCH TELL US? ASD prevalence is on the rise Estimates of...
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