ASD Data in Michigan

# of students with ASD eligibility in MI 2013-14

ASD students by RCN

The prevalence of ASD has increased across the country to one in 68 children (CDC, 2014). Data from the Michigan Department of Education indicates that in 1990, 1208 children between the ages of birth to 26 identified with ASD were receiving special education services, whereas by January 2014, 17,444 children were receiving services under the ASD eligibility.

The growing number of individuals with ASD poses a challenge to Michigan's schools and school building teams need the knowledge and skills to teach their students with ASD using research based practices.