The Public Health Agency of Canada has issued a new study on Autism which shows that 4 to 5 times more boys diagnosed than girls.
1 in every 66 Canadian children aged 5 to 17 has Autism Spectrum Disorder.
The rate on PEI is higher according to 2015 numbers.
1 in 59 or 1.7% of Island children age 5-17 were diagnosed.
1 in every 35 boys or 2.9%.
1 in every 186 girls were diagnosed with Autism.
For every girl there are five boys with ASD in PEI.
Newfoundland-Labrador has an even higher rate at 1 in every 57 children who are diagnosed.
The figures are designed to help identify the prevlance of the Autism and help drive progress to help those with the disorder.