Fact #1 - How prevalent is autism in the United States?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that about 1 in 68 children have been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Fact #2 - Is autism more common among boys than girls?
Yes. ASD is about 4.5 times more common among boys (1 in 42) than among girls (1 in 189).
Fact #3 - Can adults be diagnosed with an ASD?
Yes. Adults can be diagnosed with an ASD.