Num­bers at a glance

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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 Canada­lic-health/ser­vices/pub­li­ca­tions/ dis­eases-con­di­tions/autism­spec­trum-dis­or­der-chil­dreny­outh-canada-2018.html#a3-1

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