The Life Of Autism

By: Bain Phillips & Chris Higgins

What Is Autism?

This disorder is formerly known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). People with autism tend to have trouble with communication and forming social relationships. They also have trouble with language usage and comprehension of abstract concepts. It is caused by different disorders in brain development.

What Are the Signs?

Signs and warnings of autism in young children include:
  • no big smiles or other signs of joy by 6 months
  • no babbling by 12 months
  • no words by 16 months
  • no meaningful phrases by 24 months
  • any loss of speech or social skills at any age

How Can We Help?

You can make a change for autistic people in many ways, such as:

  • donating
  • attending an event
  • advocating in your area
  • supporting corporate sponsors

What are you doing? - a film about autism (film trailer)
Learn more at www.autismspeaks.org

Statistics

  • An estimated 1 out of 68 children deal with effects of autism
  • Boys are 5 times more likely to have autism than girls
  • Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability, with its prevalence increasing by 119.4% from the year 2000 to 2010

References

Facts and Statistics | Autism Society. (n.d.). Retrieved January 15, 2015, from http://www.autism-society.org/what-is/facts-and-statistics/

Home | Autism Speaks. (n.d.). Retrieved January 15, 2015, from http://www.autismspeaks.org/

Learn the Signs of Autism. (n.d.). Retrieved January 15, 2015, from http://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism/learn-signs


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