ASD Data in Michigan
The prevalence of ASD has increased across the country to one in 88 children (CDC, 2012). Data from the Michigan Department of Education indicates that in 1990, 1208 children between the ages of birth to 26 identified with ASD were receiving special education services, whereas by January 2012, 16,591 children were receiving services under the ASD eligibility.
The growing number of individuals with ASD poses a challenge to Michigan’s schools and school building teams need the knowledge and skills to teach their students with ASD using research based practices.
Page last modified December 17, 2013