About Autism

Autism, also known as autism spectrum disorder (autism), is classified as a neurodevelopmental disorder in the fifth edition of the American Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Psychiatry. There are more boys with autism than girls, with a ratio of about 4:1.

The number of children with autism in the United States has increased more than 150 times in the past 40 years. In March 2014, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a statistical report that one in every 68 newborn babies in the United States is autistic; the chance of a boy is 1 :42, and the girl is 1:189.