Utah Registry of Autism and Developmental Disabilities

Welcome to the Utah Registry of Autism and Developmental Disabilities' (URADD) website. We collect information about the number of individuals in Utah who have autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and other developmental disabilities (DDs). Changes in ASD prevalence are studied in specific places and populations over time.

By studying the prevalence of ASDs and other developmental disabilities (DDs) in Utah over time, we will be gathering important information that will:

  • Inform public policy decisions
  • Improve community awareness
  • Assist in the identification of risk factors
  • Identify underserved populations

UT-ADDM Project

The CDC estimates 1 in 68 children (or 14.6 per 1000 8-year-olds) in the United States has been identified as having an autism spectrum disorder. The number of children identified with ASD varied widely by community, from 1 in 122 children in areas of Maryland (only health care records reviewed) to 1 in 41 children in areas of New Jersey. In Utah, 1 in 58 children (or 17.3 per 1000 8-year-olds) was identified with ASD, according to new prevalence rates released March 2016.

The Utah Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Project (UT-ADDM) was funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and part of the ADDM Network. The ADDM sites all use the same method to collect data. The data is being used to determine how common ASDs are in the United States in a specific place and time.

Utah Department of Health