Autism Facts and Statistics
Prevalence of Autism in Children
- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 1 in 54 children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
- Boys are about four times more likely to be diagnosed with ASD than girls, with 1 in 34 boys identified with autism compared to 1 in 144 girls.
- ASD occurs in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups.
Causes of Autism
- Most autism cases are believed to be genetic.
- Parents who have a child with ASD have an estimated 4.5 – 10.5% chance of having a second child with ASD, though more research is needed.
- Extensive research has shown that vaccines do not cause autism.
Interested in ABA therapy for your child?
- It is recommended that children with autism begin therapy as young as 2 years of age. Early intervention has been shown to help brain development and improve outcomes for communication, social skills, learning, and behavior.
- Therapy based in applied behavior analysis (ABA) is the most researched and widely recognized as the most effective treatment approach for autism.
What is Autism?
- Autism Facts and Statistics
- Autism Risk Factors for Children
- Frequently Asked Questions About Autism
- Signs of Autism in Children
- Signs of Autism in Children Ages 18 – 24 months
- Signs of Autism in Children Ages 12 – 18 Months
- Signs of Autism in Children Ages 9 – 12 Months
- Signs of Autism in Children Ages 6 – 9 Months
- Signs of Autism in Children Ages 2 – 6 Months
- ADHD Behavior in Autism
- Anxiety in Children with Autism
- Behavioral Problems in Children with Autism
- Challenges with Social Interaction in Children with Autism
- Communication Delay in Children with Autism
- Developmental Delays in Children with Autism
- Emotional Problems in Autism
- Fixations vs Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Children with Autism
- Health Issues Co-Occurring with Autism
- Potty Training in Children with Autism
- Sensory Processing Issues in Children with Autism
- Stimming, Motor Tics, or Repetitive Behavior in Autism
- What is Autism in Children?
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