In 2020, the CDC reported that approximately 1 in 54 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to 2016 data.
1 in 34 boys identified with autism
1 in 144 girls identified with autism
Boys are four times more likely to be diagnosed with autism than girls.
Overall, black and Hispanic children are less likely than their white peers to have an autism diagnosis.
White children are about 19 percent more likely than black children and 65 percent more likely than Hispanic children to be diagnosed with autism.
Many undiagnosed African American Children on the Autism Spectrum end up in the criminal justice system. In many underserved communities training and life skills programs have been eliminated, leaving many with much needed support.
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