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

Brief Report

DOI: 10.1007/s10803-014-2160-4

Cite this article as:
DeVilbiss, E.A. & Lee, B.K. J Autism Dev Disord (2014) 44: 3271. doi:10.1007/s10803-014-2160-4


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.


Autism awareness Web 2.0 Google trends 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Epidemiology and BiostatisticsDrexel University School of Public HealthPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.A.J. Drexel Autism InstitutePhiladelphiaUSA

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