Autism Statistics



   1 in 59 children have autism (CDC 2018 statistics)

   Male : Female ratio in ASD is 5:1

   More than 20 genes are implicated in autism

   Early onset form of autism accounts for 20% of ASD cases

   Regressive onset form of autism accounts for 80% after period of normal development

   Up to 46% of ASD kids have seizures, peak age ranges 4 – 6 yrs & 12 – 14 yrs

   Abnormal EEGs are seen in 60 – 80% of ASD children

   About 80% of children diagnosed with ASD are treated with at least 1 psychiatric drug

   ASD has an incidence of immune dysregulation/inflammation in 95%, mitochondrial dysfunction in 95%, toxicant exposures in 89%, and oxidative stress in 100%

   A family history of autoimmune disease found in 47.5% of autistic children

   Allergic symptoms found in 47.6% of ASD kids

   20% of children with autism experience abnormally accelerated head growth after birth

   Mothers of children with autism were less likely than those of typically developing children to report taking prenatal vitamins during the 3 months before or the first month of pregnancy

   There is a 2.5 – 3 times reduced rate of ASD in breastfed babies

   92% of studies report an association between ASD risk and environmental toxin exposures

   Studies have demonstrated autistic individuals suffer from high body burdens of aluminum (17.2%), cadmium (8.5%) and lead (4.8%)

   Mothers living near agricultural pesticide applications had an increased odds ratio of 6.1 for ASD in their children

   Mercury data from coal plants and industrial facilities in Texas show that for every 1,000 pounds of mercury released, there is a 3.7% increase in incidence of ASD

   Prevalence of autism decreased 1 – 2% for every 10 miles away from the industrial mercury source (Texas study)

   Parent Ratings of Behavioral Effects of Biomedical Interventions (ARI data) shows detoxification (chelation) therapy has the highest rating of any biomedical therapy at 74% positive response

   Autistic children aged 0 – 15 years old were found to have zinc deficiency (29.7% ) and magnesium deficiency (17.6%)

   In a recent study, children diagnosed with autism were treated with methylcobalamine (vitamin B12) and folinic acid for 3 months, the results showed an average improvement in developmental skills of 7.7 months, with gains in expressive communication, daily living skills, and interpersonal-social skills