Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Child Autism Incidence

Facts about autism:

  • The onset of autism occurs before the age of three.
  • Males are affected five times more often than females.
  • Autism affects about 1 out of 150 children.
  • As many as 1.5 million Americans may have some form of autism
  • Autism is on the rise. At the current rate of increase, more than 4 million Americans could have autism in the next decade.

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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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