Brief Report

Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

, Volume 44, Issue 12, pp 3271-3273

Brief Report: Trends in U.S. National Autism Awareness from 2004 to 2014: The Impact of National Autism Awareness Month

  • Elizabeth A. DeVilbissAffiliated withDepartment of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Drexel University School of Public Health
  • , Brian K. LeeAffiliated withDepartment of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Drexel University School of Public HealthA.J. Drexel Autism Institute Email author 

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Abstract

We sought to evaluate the potential for using historical web search data on autism spectrum disorders (ASD)-related topics as an indicator of ASD awareness. Analysis of Google Trend data suggested that National Autism Awareness Month and televised reports concerning autism are an effective method of promoting online search interest in autism.

Keywords

Autism awareness Web 2.0 Google trends