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Autism Fact Sheet

  • The child with Autism does not connect well with his or her environment.
  • is a impairments in communication and the formation of social relationships.
  • Children with Autism are often nonverbal.
  • Children exhibit serious behavioral changes.
  • Autism can afflict all children from all nations rich and poor alike.
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders affect one in 154 children worldwide.
  • No cure is known.
  • Treatments are focused on management in all details of the disorder.
  • The disability is lifelong.
  • Half the children with A.S.D’s. will never learn true speech.
  • A.S.D children have increased to now outstrip those with Down Syndrome.
  • In Australia, 1 in 500 children will have A.S.D.
  • Weekly, 17 children are diagnosed.
  • ASD is 10 times more common than combined muscular dystrophy and cystic fibrosis.
  • Childhood cancer, Down Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis are less common than A.S.D.
  • Males are 4 times more susceptible than females.
  • Mental retardation is 75 to 80% of the autistic afflicted.

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