The prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the United States has stabilized in recent years at 2.47% of children between ages three and 17. Between 2014 and 2016, there was no statistically significant increase in the prevalence of ASD among children in the three to 17 age group.
These findings were reported in “Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder Among US Children and Adolescents , 2014-2016,” a study published by the JAMA Network on January 2, 2018, by Guifeng Xu, M.D.; Lane Strathearn, MBBS, Ph.D.; Buyun Liu, M.D., Ph.D.; and Wei Bao, M.D., Ph . . .