1. In 2020, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),
1 in 54 children in the U.S is diagnosed with autism.
2. Male is more likely to be diagnosed with autism than females.
1 in 34 boys diagnosed with autism and 1 in 144 girls diagnosed with autism. The prevalence of autism might be reported slightly differently on multiple sources. Despite that, there is one thing that stays absolutely consistent: the number of diagnosed autism individuals is growing rapidly year by year across the world.
This tends to be the first question that most people ask. “What causes autism?” A simple answer to this question is “we don’t know yet”. Although current research does not tell us exactly what causes autism, studies do suggest that autism develops from a combination of genetic and environmental influences. Autism is believed to have a genetic basis. For example, statistics show that identical twins have a much higher rate of having autism than fraternal twins. In addition to a genetic basis, research also shows a correlation between autism and neurological differences in the brain