According to the CDC, one out of 88 children are on the autism spectrum. This is a 23% increase in the prevalence rate since the last CDC report issued in 2009. As more children with ASD become adults, it is important to focus on long-term strategies for increasing the employment rate amongst people with ASD.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (n.d.). Autism Spectrum Disorders [Fact sheet]. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/data.html