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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).
164,000 Australians had autism in 2015
Males were 4 times as likely as females to have autism
Almost 4 in 5 NDA service users with autism were aged under 25
83% of Australians with autism were aged under 25
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