In Jan 2018 JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) published shocking new statistics from a survey conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics. As of 2016, the autism rate is now 1 in 36 children (2.76%). For males, this breaks down to 1 in 28 boys (3.63%).
According to NIH, in 2016 a mere $232 Million was spent on Autism research, compared to $4.3 Billion spent researching “Rare Diseases”. Please contact your Elected Officials and ask them to prioritize autism research funding.