What Is Autism<br />?<br />
Autism: (aw-tih-zum)<br />A neurological disorder which affects how a person interacts with their world<br />
DID YOU KNOW<br />
1 in 150 children are diagnosed with autism <br />
 Boys are 4 times more likely            <br />  to have autism than girls<br />
Approximately 67 children are diagnosed   <br />per day<br />
That Means:<br />Every 20 Minutes A New Case is Diagnosed<br />
DID YOU KNOW<br />
More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes & cancer combined.<br />
Autism is the fastest-growing <br />serious developmental <br />disability in the U.S.<br />
Autism costs the nation over $35 billion per year<br />
Autism receives less than 5% of the research funding of many less prevalent childhood diseases.<br />
THERE IS NO MEDICAL CURE OR DETECTION FOR AUTISM<br />
Leukemia affects 1 in 25,000 and receives over $310 million in funding<br />
Muscular Dystrophy affects 1 in 20,000 children and receives $175 million  dollars in funding<br />
Pediatric AIDS affects <br />1 in 8,000 kids.<br />They receive <br />$394 million in funding<br />
Juvenile Diabetes affects1 in 500 and receives $130 million in funding<br />
Autism affects<br />1 in 150 children. Yet they receive only<br />$42 million in funding. <br />
 SIGNS & SYMPTOMS<br />
There is no known single cause for autism.<br />
It is generally accepted that it is caused by abnormalities in the brain structure<br />
Brain scans show differences in the shape and structure of the brain in children with autism versus neuro-typical children...
Many kids with autism flap their hands<br />
They speak without emotion and have odd speech patterns<br />
They need to follow schedules or they feel the world is out of control <br />
Early intervention is key in improving a child’s overall prognosis.<br />
Presentation by:  Heather Ashby<br />Sources:  www.autism-society.orgwww.autismspeaks.org<br />
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  1. 1.
  2. 2.
  3. 3. What Is Autism<br />?<br />
  4. 4. Autism: (aw-tih-zum)<br />A neurological disorder which affects how a person interacts with their world<br />
  5. 5. DID YOU KNOW<br />
  6. 6. 1 in 150 children are diagnosed with autism <br />
  7. 7. Boys are 4 times more likely <br /> to have autism than girls<br />
  8. 8. Approximately 67 children are diagnosed <br />per day<br />
  9. 9. That Means:<br />Every 20 Minutes A New Case is Diagnosed<br />
  10. 10. DID YOU KNOW<br />
  11. 11. More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes & cancer combined.<br />
  12. 12. Autism is the fastest-growing <br />serious developmental <br />disability in the U.S.<br />
  13. 13. Autism costs the nation over $35 billion per year<br />
  14. 14. Autism receives less than 5% of the research funding of many less prevalent childhood diseases.<br />
  15. 15. THERE IS NO MEDICAL CURE OR DETECTION FOR AUTISM<br />
  16. 16. Leukemia affects 1 in 25,000 and receives over $310 million in funding<br />
  17. 17. Muscular Dystrophy affects 1 in 20,000 children and receives $175 million dollars in funding<br />
  18. 18. Pediatric AIDS affects <br />1 in 8,000 kids.<br />They receive <br />$394 million in funding<br />
  19. 19. Juvenile Diabetes affects1 in 500 and receives $130 million in funding<br />
  20. 20. Autism affects<br />1 in 150 children. Yet they receive only<br />$42 million in funding. <br />
  21. 21. SIGNS & SYMPTOMS<br />
  22. 22. There is no known single cause for autism.<br />
  23. 23. It is generally accepted that it is caused by abnormalities in the brain structure<br />
  24. 24. Brain scans show differences in the shape and structure of the brain in children with autism versus neuro-typical children. <br />
  25. 25. Many kids with autism flap their hands<br />
  26. 26. They speak without emotion and have odd speech patterns<br />
  27. 27. They need to follow schedules or they feel the world is out of control <br />
  28. 28. Early intervention is key in improving a child’s overall prognosis.<br />
  29. 29.
  30. 30.
  31. 31. Presentation by: Heather Ashby<br />Sources: www.autism-society.orgwww.autismspeaks.org<br />

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