Numbers at a glance
A national 2018 autism spectrum disorder (ASD) report from Canada’s federal government concluded that in 2015, one in
66 children and youth in Canada have been diagnosed with ASD. In Newfoundland and Labrador, that number is one in 57 as of
Most children are diagnosed by age four.
For every female diagnosed with ASD, there were five males with ASD.
Source: Public Health Services Canada https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/ diseases-conditions/autismspectrum-disorder-childrenyouth-canada-2018.html#a3-1