What is the prevalence of Autism in Singapore?
- In Singapore, ASD Incidence amongst children is reported to be 1 in 150.
- There is also a sharp increase in the number of children diagnosed with developmental Issues. In 2010 there were 2500 but in 2014 there were 4400 children.
(Source: Enabling Master Plan 3, page 15 – citing KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, National University Hospital)
How many cases are reported each year?
- A publication by the Ministry of Health estimates that there are at least 400 new cases diagnosed annually at the Department of Child Development, KK Hospital (KKH) and Child Development Unit, National University Hospital (NUH)
(Source: Ministry of Health (Singapore), Clinical Guidelines for Autism Spectrum Disorder, 2010, p23)
What about globally?
- In the US, the estimate is 1 in 68 children.