10 facts about autism

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10 facts about autism

  1. 1. ‘It’s my job as his dad to teach others about autism and not assume that they should know’ © Robert Koehler 10 facts about Autism
  2. 2. Autism affects 1 in 88 children
  3. 3. Autism affects 1 in 54 boys
  4. 4. Autism receives 5% of the research funding of many less prevalent diseases
  5. 5. Boys are nearly 5x as likely than girls to have Autism
  6. 6. Autism costs a family $60,000 a year on average
  7. 7. Only 56% of students with Autism finish high school (Wagner. M., et al. An Overview of Findings from Wave 2 of the National Transition Study, SRI International, Menlo Park, CA)
  8. 8. Autism is the fastest growing developmental disorder National Autism Association http://nationalautismassociation.org/resources/autism-fact-sheet/
  9. 9. Autism impacts the normal development of the brain in the areas of social interaction, communication skills, and cognitive function.
  10. 10. Individuals with autism typically have difficulties in verbal and non-verbal communication, social interactions, and leisure or play activities
  11. 11. Autism is treatable, not a hopeless condition
  12. 12. Sources • http://www.autismsciencefoundation.org/quick- facts-about-autism • http://nationalautismassociation.org/resources/aut ism-fact-sheet/ • http://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism/facts- about-autism • http://joashline.com/2013/09/attitude-adjustment- on-aisle-17.html

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