Thanks to the efforts of many organizations and advocates, millions more people have at least heard about Autism. Although the name has become much more popular, there is still a lot society as a whole needs to know about Autism. Here are 5 quick facts about Autism.
More than 3.5 million Americans live with an autism spectrum disorder. (Buescher et al., 2014)
Prevalence has increased by 6-15 percent each year from 2002 to 2010. (Based on biennial numbers from the CDC)
Learn more about Autism by visiting the Autism Society website or reading our article on Autism Awareness Month.