The latest analysis published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concludes that autism might be more prevalent than previously estimated. They are now calling for more effort to be made toward early detection.
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are conditions that affect development. They impact the ways a person interacts with other people and alter how they perceive the world.
And, though every case is different, the most common symptoms include delayed speech development, trouble interacting with peers, and repetitive behaviors.
As for prevalence, in 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that it affected 1 in 68 children — about 1.5 percent of all children. However, this week, they updated this estimate.
Source: Latest CDC autism figures show 15 percent rise : Medical News Today