Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is an intricate and complicated diagnosis. The spectrum of presentations and severity is as expansive as the theorized causes. Autism’s complexity and breadth of impacts on a person’s life means that it has a multitude of facets to investigate.
From brain stimulation to speech and language interventions, Waisman researchers are making strides to better understand and treat individuals with cerebral palsy
More than 10,000 children are born each year with cerebral palsy (CP) making it the most common motor disability in childhood.
Autism Conversations: Special Day! Prevalence, Disparities and Lessons Learned from WISADDS
Special Day! Prevalence, Disparities and Lessons Learned from WISADDS Day & Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2022 Time: 12:00-12:45 pm Sign up! Registration About the Conversation: We will be joined by Maureen Durkin and Angelica Salinas …
CDC releases new numbers on autism spectrum disorder prevalence
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recently released 2021 Community Report on Autism found that the prevalence of autism among eight-year-old children is continuing to increase.
Maureen S. Durkin, PhD – Slide of the Week
Women with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) face increased risk of adverse maternal pregnancy outcomes, yet less is known about infant outcomes.
Prevalence, Disparities and Lessons Learned from WISADDS
Prevalence, Disparities and Lessons Learned from WISADDS Thursday, April 15 12:00-12:45pm Registration Tim Markle, Director of the Southern Regional Center for CYSHCN will be joined by Maureen Durkin and Angelica Salinas from the Wisconsin Surveillance of Autism and …
New CDC report finds increasing prevalence of autism in school-age children
An estimated 1 in 59 school-aged children have been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The latest estimate is higher than the prevalence in the CDC’s 2016 report (1 in 68 children).
Study led by Waisman investigator Maureen Durkin selected as one of the top advances in autism research in 2017
A multi-institution study of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) led by Maureen Durkin, at the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Waisman Center, has been selected as one of the top advances in 2017 ASD research by the federal …
Maureen Durkin, PhD
Objectives: To describe the association between indicators of SES and the prevalence of ASD in the United States during the period 2002 to 2010, when overall ASD prevalence among children more than doubled, and to determine whether SES disparities account for ongoing racial and ethnic disparities in ASD prevalence.
Autism prevalence and socioeconomic status: What’s the connection?
Children living in neighborhoods where incomes are low and fewer adults have bachelor’s degrees are less likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder compared to kids from more affluent neighborhoods. The finding is part …