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

In 2022, there were 57,233 people in Israel diagnosed on the autism spectrum, which is approximately 5.9 people per 1,000 of the population or one in 167. Of those diagnosed, 77% were male, and 81% were under the age of 18. Additionally, 92% of those diagnosed were Jewish. Among Jews, 42% are children of an Ashkenazi father and 26% are children of a Sephardic father.

According to a recent survey conducted by the Central Bureau of Statistics, the number of people diagnosed with autism over the past two decades has increased significantly 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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