There is no question that autism is on the rise in the United States. In 2003, the autism rate was around 1 out of every 150 children. The current rate is believed to be somewhere around 1 in every 68 children, although a 2015 report by the CDC gives a rate of as high as 1 out of every 45 children. It is hard to imagine what this rate will be in 2025, and what effect it will have on society.
What is behind this concerning and dramatic increase? The truth is that autism is very complex, and there is still a lot that is not known about it. Nevertheless, several factors have been linked to autism. Here is a look at the three factors that are believed to play the biggest role in driving up the autism statistics