Autism is a diagnosis every parent worries about. While this condition was practically unheard of twenty years ago, it’s an increasingly prevalent diagnosis. SocialWorkDegreeGuide.com has created an infographic entitled “A Common Diagnosis?” detailing the emergence of autism, along with the startling facts behind it.
From the year 2000 to today, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in autism diagnosis. Back in 2000, 1 in 150 children were diagnosed with autism. In 2006, 1 in 110 children were given an autism diagnoses, and today, that number has increased to 1 in 88 children – 1 in 54 boys are diagnosed, and 1 in 252 girls.