Autism

by: Kaitlyn Flores

Autism is a bio- neurological developmental disability that generally appears before the age of 3. 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 duties.

Facts about Autism:

· Autism now affects 1 in 68 children and 1 in 42 boys

· Autism prevalence figures are growing

· Autism is the fastest growing developmental disorder in the U.S.

· Autism costs a family $60,000 a year on average

· Boys are nearly 5x more likely than girls to have autism

· There is no medical detection or a cure for autism

· Autism greatly varies from person to person (no two people with autism are alike)

· About 40% of children with autism don’t 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 their childhood.

What is autism?

Reflection

During the process of this project, I have learned many informational and important facts about autism and how it affects the world. Knowing that autism is a growing factor in America, I believe that it is time for people to learn more about the subject so they can help make a change, and this flyer is made to provide information about Autism so people have the audacity to do so. I believe that the flyer has more than just information, I believe that it also contains a deeper message for those out there living with autism, and this flyer is made so people can become more understanding about the disease, and also to accept the people living with it.