Who experiences autism?
Autism occurs in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups and is four times more likely to occur in boys than girls.
No two people with autism learn, develop, and experience life the same way. Adults and families with children on the spectrum struggle daily with the challenges of autism spectrum disorder despite not knowing what causes it, knowing there is no cure, and sometimes wondering if it could have been prevented. Many of these families still make time for advocacy, pushing for more funding, more research, and more support. Many also participate in the autism community to try to better understand what they and others are experiencing.