Monday, September 26, 2016

20 Facts About Autism

Here is a list of 20 facts about Autism in no particular order.

1. Autism affects one in every 50 schoolchildren in the US

2. Autism is the fastest growing disability in the US and it is growing at 14% per year worldwide

3. Autism has no known cure

4. Autism is more common than childhood cancer, diabetes, and AIDS combined

5. Boys are five times more likely to have Autism than girls

6. Every 11 minutes someone is diagnosed with Autism in the US

7. No two people with Autism are alike it impacts each individual in a unique way

8. 1/3 of individuals on the Autism spectrum have Epilepsy

9. The average age of someone being diagnosed with Autism is 4 years old

10. April is Autism awareness month

11. April 2nd is Autism awareness day

12. About 25 percent of individuals on the Autism spectrum are nonverbal

13. 30% - 50% of individuals on the Autism spectrum have seizures

14. Suicidal thoughts are 10 times more likely in adults on the Autism spectrum than those off the spectrum

15. Autism is a lifelong disorder it doesn't go away when you're an adult

16. More than half of the children on the Autism spectrum are bullied are some point in their lives

17. Autism is not a disease

18. Autism is not contagious

19. There is no known scientific link between vaccines and Autism

20. Half of the children on the Autism spectrum have an average or above average I.Q

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