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Autism can be characterised by issues with interaction, communication and understanding certain concepts. Did you know that it is estimated 1 in 160 children worldwide have an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Some studies also report figures which are substantially higher.

Here, we compile a handy list of the other facts you need to know about autism, including at least four times more males than females are diagnosed with autism.

Autism facts

  • Autism affects about 700,000 people in the United Kingdom, which equates to 1:100 of the population (National Autistic Society)
  • 70 million individuals worldwide have autism (kerrymagro.com)
  • It is estimated 1 in 160 children has an ASD (World Health Organization)
  • Autism is about 4.5 times more prevalent in males than in females (www.cdc.gov)
  • Around a third of people with a learning disability may also be autistic (National Autistic Society)
  • About 40% of children with autism do not speak. About 25%–30% of children with Autism have some words at 12 to 18 months of age and then lose them. Others might speak, but not until later in childhood (National Autism Association)

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For more information on the education services we provide at our British schools for children from around the world with Autism, ADHD and other Special Educational Needs, or to become one of our agents, please call +44 (0)208 108 2571 or click here.

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