Autism

Abbey Brown

Research facts

-Autism is a bio-neurological developmental disability that generally appears before the age of 3.
- Autism now affects 1 in 68 children.
- Boys are four times more likely to have autism than girls.
-About 40% of children with autism do not speak. About 25%–30% of children with autism have some words at 12 to 18 months of age and then lose them. Others might speak, but not until later in childhood.
-Autism is the fastest growing developmental disorder, yet most underfunded.
-Autism impacts the normal development of the brain in the areas of social interaction, communication skills, and cognitive function. Individuals with autism typically have difficulties in verbal and non-verbal communication, social interactions, and leisure or play activities.
-Autism itself does not affect life expectancy
-Autism is treatable, it's not a hopeless condition.
-Individuals with autism often suffer from numerous co-morbid medical conditions which may include: allergies, asthma, epilepsy, digestive disorders, persistent viral infections, feeding disorders, sensory integration dysfunction, sleeping disorders, ETC.
-The rate of autism has steadily grown over the last twenty years.
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