700,000 people are on the autistic spectrum in the UK - that's more than 1 in 100. If you include their families, autism is a part of daily life for 2.8 million people.
Autism is 3x more prevalent in boys than girls.
Each year the UK spend around £32 BILLION in care and lost earnings to support children & adults with autism. (£1.5 MILLION per lifetime).
With the right early intervention & support, people with autism can live more independently.
143,500 school aged children with autism are stated as their primary type of need in SEN support & EHC Plans.
646 state-funded or non-maintained schools approved for provision type autism.
21.7% of adults with autism in the UK are in any form of paid employment.