10 Fast Facts about Autism Spectrum Disorder

– Approximately one in every hundred people has been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

– One in every 88 children has an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

– One in every 54 boys has an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

– There are four times as many males with an Autism Spectrum Disorder than females.

– More children are diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder each year than with HIV/AIDS, diabetes, and cancer combined.

– Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disorder in the Western world, growing at a rate of 10%-17% each year.

– Demographics such as family income, lifestyle, and the education level of the parents have no effect on the chance of a child having an ASD.

– Autism is a spectrum disorder, which means that there are many levels of severity, and that no two people exhibit exactly the same symptoms.

– There is no way of medically detecting an Autism Spectrum Disorder prior to birth.

– There is no known cure for autism.

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  1. […] is a pamphlet I did for Year 11 English back in 2012, and includes everything in the posts “10 Fast Facts about ASD“, “6 Greatest Myths about ASD“, and “What Causes Autism?“. Some of […]

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