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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

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Recommended Books

  • 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

Additional Information

  • 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