Facts & Statistics
According to the CDC ADDM Network 2018 Findings
1 in 59 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by age 8 in 2014
Boys were 4 times more likely to be identified with ASD than girls.
About 42% of children identified with ASD were evaluated for developmental concerns by 3 years of age.
ASD affects all ethnic and socioeconomic groups
There is no medical cause for autism
Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew by
by Ellen Notbohm
Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism by Temple Grandin
Autism Spectrum Disorders: What Every Parent Needs to Know by American Academy of Pediatrics
Autism’s False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure By Paul Offit, MD
Autism Society of America: Increases public awareness about the day-to-day issues about people across the spectrum and provide the latest information regarding treatment, education, research, and advocacy
Autism Speaks: Dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism, increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders, and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.
Autism Spectrum News: Publication that provides news, information, and resources about scientific research, evidence-based clinical treatments, and family issues