How common is autism
How many people have autism?
More people have autism than you might think.
Around 1 in every 100 people has autism.
Today more people have a “diagnosis” than in the past.
A “diagnosis” means when a doctor or health person tells you that you have autism.
This does not really mean that more people have autism than before.
The truth is that doctors understand autism better than in the past.
Today doctors are much better at finding autism.
How to find out if someone is autistic
People can go to the doctor to find out if they are autistic.
The doctor may ask other health people to see if someone is autistic.
It is good to find out if someone is autistic.
It can help them get the right support.