Statistics from Israel’s Central Social Security Center reveal that 22 out of every thousand children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

Rising Autism Spectrum Disorders in Israel: Statistics and Trends from 2000 to 2022

In 2022, there were 57,233 people living in Israel who were diagnosed on the autism spectrum, which is equivalent to 5.9 people per 1,000 of the population or one in 167. According to a survey by the Central Bureau of Statistics, among those diagnosed, 77% were male and 81% were under the age of 18. Additionally, 92% of those diagnosed were Jewish. Out of this group, 42% had at least one additional disability in addition to their autism diagnosis and 9% had two or more additional diagnoses.

The number of diagnoses over the past two decades has increased from 4.5 children per thousand among those born in 2000 to 22.2 children per thousand among those born in

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