Mentioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often evokes an emotional response. National organizations have launched extensive public service campaigns to de-mystify the disorder, and popular network television shows like Sesame Street now feature children affected by ASD.

The latest data shows that 1 out of every 59 8-year-old children in the U.S. has been diagnosed with this disorder. It’s four times more common in boys, and affects all racial and ethnic groups.

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Charlotte O'rourke

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