7% of children ages 3 – 17 have ADHD. 11% of boys, 4% of girls.
8% of children ages 3 – 17 have a learning disability. 10% boys, 6% girls.
10% of children have an anxiety disorder.
13% of children ages 13 – 17 have a developmental disability (ranging from mild disabilities such as speech and language impairments to serious developmental disabilities, such as intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, and autism).
41% of children with a developmental disability have multiple disabilities.
17% of Americans will experience a communication disorder at some point in their life, which includes sensing, interpreting and responding (i.e. auditory processing disorder).
1 in 88 American Children have some form of autism spectrum disorder. 78% increase in the number of children with autism compared to a decade ago.
1.6% of children will receive an ASD (autism spectrum disorder) diagnosis at some point in their lives. 2.6% boys.
37.5% of individuals who receive an ASD diagnosis will go on to lose that diagnosis.
41% of people with an autism spectrum disorder have an intellectual disability (which means that 59% do not necessarily have an intellectual disability).
19% of Americans are classified as a person with a disability, which equals the population of the states of FL and CA combined. Both the number and percentage of Americans with a disability has risen in recent years.