News and Updates

CDC Releases New Prevalence Data - Autism Now Effects 1 in 68 Children; a 30% Increase from the 2012 Report of 1 in 88

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds that Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) affect an average of 1 in 68 children in the U.S. (1 in 42 boys). Data was collected by the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) network using a population-based surveillance study to determine the prevalence of ASD among children aged 8. This new estimate is roughly 30 percent higher than previous estimates reported in 2012 of 1 in 88 children (11.3 per 1,000 eight year olds) being identified with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.  


Autism Insurance Update

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

By now you have no doubt heard that Maryland finalized the long awaited regulation that requires coverage of meaningful autism benefits, such as applied behavior analysis (ABA). With the new law there is much excitement, but there are also many questions.

What we have learned from the 34 states that enacted autism insurance laws prior to Maryland is that there are often bumps in the road to implementation. The regulation is not perfect and there are still issues to be worked out.


2014 April Autism Awareness - Show Us Your TALENTS and PASSIONS!

Friday, March 14, 2014

2014 April Autism Awareness

This April we’re celebrating Talents and Passions! We want you to share your, or your child’s, unique hobbies and interests with us. Send us a picture and each day we’ll feature someone new on our social media (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn). Email your pictures and stories to  



NEW from Pathfinders: "My Child Has Autism" Wallet Cards

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Meltdowns happen. And sometimes we are strong and offer words of wisdom, sometimes we are quick with witty comebacks, and sometimes we are.... speechless. Sometimes it's easier to say nothing and to just hand someone a card that explains your situation.

My Child Has Autism wallet cards


Have Fun While Supporting Pathfinders For Autism

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Custom Jewelry FindEat, buy jewelry, attend a party, and enjoy an evening of music - and all while supporting Pathfinders!


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