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Webinar: The Prevalence, Characteristics, and Health Care of School-Aged Children with a Parent-Reported History of Autism Spectrum Disorder-A Look at Recent National Survey Data

  • Dates: 18 Apr, 2013

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Date: April 18, 2013


Dr. Stephen Blumberg was recently named the Acting Associate Director for Science for the Division of Health Interview Statistics at the Center for Disease Control's National Center for Health Statistics. Prior to this new role, he was the lead statistician for the State and Local Area Integrated Telephone Survey. This random-digit-dial survey mechanism regularly fields some of the world’s largest telephone surveys on children’s health, health care, and well-being, including the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs and the National Survey of Children’s Health. His published research often focuses on survey strategies to identify vulnerable populations, such as children with special health care needs and children with autism spectrum disorder.  Since 2003, Dr. Blumberg has also written and spoken extensively about the prevalence of wireless-only households and the impact of cell phones on coverage bias for telephone surveys.

In this webinar, Dr. Blumberg presents data from the recently released 2011-2012 National Survey of Children's Health and the 2011 Survey of Pathways to Diagnosis and Services to help participants better understand the rise in prevalence estimates of parent-reported autism spectrum disorder.