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Autism spectrum disorder (also simply termed autism) is a persistent developmental disorder, characterised by symptoms evident from early childhood. In 2015, an estimated 164,000 people had autism, representing about 1 in 150 Australians. In 2014–15, around 43,500 people with autism accessed disability support services under the National Disability Agreement (NDA).
43,500 NDA service users had autism
164,000 Australians had autism in 2015
83% of Australians with autism were aged under 25
Males were 4 times as likely as females to have autism
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