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[Editorial] Progress in the USA for autistic spectrum disorder

The prevalence of autistic spectrum disorder is increasing in the USA, the latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest. According to the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network (ADDM), the prevalence of autistic spectrum disorder in children was 16·8 per 1000 in 2014—an absolute increase of 2·2% since 2012 and more than double the prevalence in 2000 when monitoring by the ADDM began.

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