Facts about autism


Did you know …

  • Autism now affects 1 in 68 children and 1 in 42 boys
  • Autism prevalence figures are growing
  • Boys are nearly five times more likely than girls to have autism
  • There is no medical detection or cure for autism
  • Nearly two thirds of adults with autism do not have the support they need
  • At least one in three adults with autism experience serious mental health difficulties as a result of the lack of support they receive
  • 15% of adults with autism are able to find employment


Want to find out more? Below are a few useful links to websites with extensive information about autism, its origins, and what it’s like living with the condition, or living with someone who has the condition.


Autism Society

Facts about autism from the NHS website