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One in 36 (5%) 8-year-old children have been identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) according to an analysis of 2020 data published in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Surveillance Summaries.

(CDC/ADDM Network)

The Study to Explore Early Development (SEED) is hoping to understand more about why
the incidence of ASD is increasing and how that affects families and children as they age.

Study Team

Each study site across the country has multiple research scientists who are experts in certain areas.
Meet our Study Team.

Study Newsletter

Study to Explore Early Development Newsletters include information on parenting, helping a child with special needs and study updates.
Read SEED Newsletters.

Study Activities

If a family is eligible and decides to be in the study, the family will be asked to complete questionnaires about their child.
SEED Follow-Up Activities