Autism by the Numbers: ASD and Your Child
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports Utah leads the nation in children identified with autism spectrum disorders.
- 1 in 88: the number of children who have been identified with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network estimate.
- 1 in 47: the number of children identified with an ASD in Utah.
- Boys are five times more likely to have an ASD than girls.
- An ASD affects one in every 54 boys and one in every 252 girls.
Communication difficulties, social and developmental impairment, and repetitive behaviors may indicate an ASD, and these concerns should be shared with your child's doctor. Cutting-edge research by the University of Utah offers hope and aid for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. See what makes University of Utah Health Care unique.