The data below was compiled from the Interactive Autism Network (IAN). IAN is "an innovative online project bringing together tens of thousands of people affected by ASD and hundreds of researchers in a search for answers". The "Personal Aide" data with selected components n the first two maps below is from the "Child with ASD Questionnaire" with data collection starting in 2007 and is still ongoing. The data presented in the maps below was extracted on April 5th, 2012.
IAN disclaimer on the data presented -- "The data presented here are preliminary. They are based on information submitted via the Internet by parents of children with autism spectrum disorders living in the United States who choose to participate. They may not generalize to the larger population of families affected by ASD".Additional statistics, graphs and charts are available on the IAN website here: IAN Research Report #3
Personal Aide Data for ASD Students was compiled by Kennedy Krieger Institute. Retrieved April 5, 2012 http://dashboard.ianexchange.org/CodeBookBuilder.aspx
Click on any state in the map above to see IAN Personal Aide statistics (as of April 5th, 2012) for that state.
Click on any state in the map above to see IAN Full-Time Aide statistics (as of April 5th, 2012) for that state.
The "Personal Aide" data mapped below is from a different IAN Survey than the maps above. The data below is from the "Bullying Survey" and only includes data from October 2011 through March 2012, so the map below is based on many fewer responses than the maps above and more likely to vary as additional data is collected. The data presented in the map below was extracted from March 29th to March 31st, 2012.
"Bullying and School Experiences of Children with ASD Survey." Data compiled by Kennedy Krieger Institute. Retrieved March 29-31, 2012 http://dashboard.ianexchange.org/CodeBookBuilder.aspx
Click on any state in the map above to see IAN Personal Aide statistics (from Bullying Survey; as of March 29 - 31, 2012) for that state.
The maps on this website have been created through the use of OpenSource Software including Geoserver, Openlayers, PostgreSQL, PostGIS, ApacheTomcat, Linux (ubuntu). Many thanks to all that have contributed to Open Source Software.