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How common is autism?

As many as 1 out of every 80 males in Utah are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (autism affects boys 6 times more often than girls). In America and worldwide, it's the fastest growing developmental disability. The increase may be caused in part by growing awareness and broader criteria for diagnosis.

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