The Minnesota-Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network (MN-ADDM) is part of the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network , a group of programs funded through the CDC to estimate the number of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities living in different areas of the United States.

Key findings from 2018 data:

This year, MN-ADDM estimated prevalence of ASD among 8-year-old and 4-year-old children.

How many children were identified with ASD in Minnesota?

There is a relationship between the three groups: ADDM, Minnesota Act Early and the community.

  • ADDM ollects data and shares inormation with community partners
  • Minnesota Act Early conducts ourreach to share information and resources with the community
  • The Community uses data and resources and provides feedback to projects

8-year-olds (view detailed findings)

2.8 percent or 1 in 36 children were identified with ASD in Minnesota. Source: MN-ADDM, ICI/U of M 2021

Using data from 2018, MN-ADDM researchers found 1 in 36 (2.8%) 8-year-old children were identified with ASD. This is higher than the overall ADDM Network prevalence of 8-year-old children identified with ASD (1 in 44 or 2.3%) in the United States where the CDC tracked ASD in 2018.

4-year-olds (view detailed findings)

2.3 % or 1 in 44 children were identified with ASD in Minnesota. Source: MN-ADDM, ICI/U of M 2021

Using data from 2018, MN-ADDM researchers found 1 in 44 (2.3%) 4-year-old children were identified with ASD. This is higher than the overall ADDM Network prevalence of 4-year-old children identified with ASD (1 in 59 or 1.7%) in the United States where the CDC tracked ASD in 2018.