Arkansas Autism and Developmental Disablities Monitoring (AR ADDM) Program
The purpose of this study is to describe the prevalence and characteristics of Arkansas 8-year-old children with ASDs. The Arkansas Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (AR ADDM) project collects data on the number and characteristics of Arkansas resident children aged 8 years using a retrospective record review standardized methodology modeled on the CDC’s Metropolitan Atlanta Developmental Disabilities Surveillance Program (MADDSP). Overall prevalence estimates and the racial/ethnic and sex distribution of ASDs among 8-year-olds were similar to that found in other sites. Characteristics of Arkansas 8-year-old children with ASDs have both similarities and differences with cases identified by other sites.
Additonal web links about Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs):
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network
The Arkansas Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (AR ADDM) Program is committed to the highest standards of confidentiality and data security. The release of protected health information, except as required by law or as permitted by HIPAA regulations, is strictly prohibited. Information that identifies individuals will not be included in any results reports or presentations outside of AR ADDM. Access to identifying data is limited to staff members with a need to know to carry out project activities, and personally identifiable information is destroyed when the information is no longer needed for surveillance activities. All AR ADDM staff members attend training and sign a Confidentiality Statement upon hire and again each year. Staff members agree to uphold confidentiality standards during and after their work with AR ADDM.