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In 2022, there were 57,233 people in Israel diagnosed on the autism spectrum. This is equivalent to 5.9 people per 1,000 of the population or one in 167. Out of those diagnosed, 77% were male and 81% were under the age of 18. Additionally, 92% of those diagnosed were Jewish.

Among Jewish individuals, 42% have an Ashkenazi father and 26% have a Sephardic father. Furthermore, among those diagnosed with autism, nearly half (46%) had at least one additional disability in addition to their diagnosis. Additionally, over nine percent (9%) had two or more additional diagnoses.

The number of diagnoses has increased significantly over the past two decades from 4.5 children per thousand among those born in 2000 to over twenty-two children per thousand among those born in 2018. Among Jewish boys, the rate of diagnosis has risen from ten per thousand among those born in

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