Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has become much more common over the last couple of decades. In 2000, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 1 in 150 children were affected by ASD. By 2012, that number skyrocketed to 1 in 68.
Scientists haven’t yet pinned down the exact reason for this sharp increase, but science and technology are paving the way for earlier diagnoses, which likely plays a huge role. Action Behavior Centers created an infographic with 2017 data on ASD statistics, research findings, and information on treatment. Check it out below and feel free to share to raise autism awareness.