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Arizona Facts on Autism

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) released their new data on autism on March 27, 2014. The number of children diagnosed with autism in Arizona remains at 1 in 64 and nationwide has increased to 1 in 68a 30% increase from the previous national data released in 2012 of 1 in 88 diagnosed with autism. The data is used to promote early identification, plan for training and service needs, guide research, and inform policy so that children with ASD and their families get the help they need.

Arizona Data

Boys were about 4 times more likely to be identified with ASD than girls.

  • 1 in 40 boys was identified with ASD.
  • 1 in 172 girls was identified with ASD.

White children were more likely to be identified with ASD than black and 
Hispanic children

  • 1 in 57 white children was identified with ASD.
  • 1 in 91 black children was identified with ASD.
  • 1 in 110 Hispanic children was identified with ASD
  • 1 in 87 Asian or Pacific Islander children was identified with ASD.



Autism Speaks

Arizona Resource Guide

Raising Special Kids
Resource Directory

Arizona Center for Disability Law
Self-Advocacy Materials

Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center

Autism Society of Greater Phoenix
Parent Mentors

Arizona Autism Coalition
Navigating the AZ Service Delivery System

Kids with Autism Can