autism statistics

Sensory Processing Disorder affects about half of all autistic children, and the symptoms often significantly impact all aspects of daily life, including learning. Understanding how to deal with the disorder is crucial to communicating and working with autistic children. Autism is the fastest growing developmental disorder in the U.S. According to the CDC, autism affects 1 in 88 children today and boys are five times more likely to be autistic than girls (1 in 54 boys)…and new studies indicate that this may be an underestimate.

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