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Autism

Autism is a developmental disorder, characterized by qualitative impairments of social interaction and communication, and the presence of repetitive/restrictive activities or interests.  Children generally present within a broad range; from the severely impaired who may be silent, aloof, have a low IQ, locked into motor stereotypes, and self-injury, to the high functioning individual with pedantic and verbose communication, active but odd social approach, and rarified special interests.

Autism Statistics

First Reliable Signs of  Autism

80% Male

20%

Female

80% of those diagnosed with Autism are male

- In the 1980’s it was formerly considered a     rare condition affecting only 1-4 in 10000     children.  

- The newest CDC statistics state it is now     evident in 1 in 88 children.

- From 1992-2003 the cumulative growth had     been 805%.