About the National Data
Baseline: 31.1 percent of children aged 9 through 35 months were screened for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental delays in the past 12 months, as reported in 2016-17
Target: 35.8 percent
Percentage point improvement
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is defined as a constellation of behaviors indicating social, communicative, and behavioral impairment or abnormalities. The essential features of ASD are (a) impaired reciprocal social interactions, (b) delayed or unusual communication styles, and (c) restricted or repetitive behavior patterns.
1. Effect size h=0.1 was chosen to correspond with 10% improvement from a baseline of 50%.