About 1.8 percent of schoolchildren in England are autistic, and the prevalence is highest among Black children, at about 2.1 percent.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Autistic children who have difficulty managing their emotions are also likely to take medication and need assistance from emergency responders.
Aripiprazole, an antipsychotic medication marketed as Abilify, eases aggressive behavior in autistic children, but questions remain about its side effects.
People who do not identify with the sex they were assigned at birth are three to six times as likely to be autistic as cisgender people are.
Children younger than age 5 and Black and Hispanic children on the spectrum experience the most financial hardships.
Spectrum reviewed more than 35,000 journal articles and nearly 6,700 grants to home in on a highly interconnected network of 150 scientists who are advancing autism research through collaboration.
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About 1 in 40 children in the United States has autism, according to a survey conducted in 2016. Roughly 30 percent of those children were not being treated for the condition at the time.