Autism Facts

Think of Autism as an iceberg


What you see on the outside:

Behavioral & Learning Difficulties


What is happening inside:

Communication Problems

Sensory Dysfunction

Biomedical Conditions

Social Impairment

Restricted Interests

Need for Sameness

                                                        ...and many other issues.

Facts about Autism

Approximately 1 in 150 children has autism.

Autism is 4-5 times more prevalent in males than in females.

67 children are diagnosed per day.

A new case is diagnosed almost every 20 minutes.

Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability.

More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes, and cancer combined.

Autism occurs in all countries and within all socioeconomic classes.

Autism can often be detected as early as 18 months.

Among identical twins, if one child has autism, then the other will be affected about 75% of the time.

In non-identical twins, if one child has autism, then the other has it about 3% of the time.

Parents who have a child with an ASD have a 2%-8% chance of having a second child who is also affected.

Many children with autism are making enormous strides & a significant number are now indistinguishable from their peers.


© Ethan  2011