Parent Survey Shows One in 40 Children in U.S. Receive Autism Diagnoses
November 27, 2018 | Emily Taylor
An analysis of parent survey data for about 43,000 children aged 3-17 from the 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health showed that 2.5 percent of parents reported their child had received a diagnosis of autism. In addition, parents of children with autism were 44 percent more likely to report difficulty getting their children needed mental health treatment.