CDC Adds Cerebral Palsy To Autism Tracking Effort
[Source: Disability Scoop]
For the first time in over a decade, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention network that tracks the prevalence of autism is expanding to include another developmental disability.
The agency said that five of its Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network sites will start keeping tabs on the incidence of cerebral palsy in their communities in addition to autism.
Cerebral palsy prevalence will be determined using a records review much like the one already in place to monitor autism, CDC officials said. The sites will have a one-year pilot period to establish a case definition, methodology and do other preliminary work before beginning their official data collection in 2024.
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