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Males are four times more likely to have an ASD than females
Autism isn’t always easily detected or diagnosed. Autistic individuals are completely capable of living a normal life.
-Ashley Marie Morrissey
There is no blood test, no scan, and no image that can detect autism. Diagnosis relies on behavioral observation and screening.
Autism receives less than 5% of the research funding of many less prevalent childhood diseases.
@JennaPaulsen that’s something that most people don’t know. Excellent fact.
Autism is NOT a mental disease or defect, it is a biological disorder. This means it is due to organic rather than psychological causes.
Just because a child (or adult) is diagnosed with Autism, it does NOT mean that they are incapable of living a healthy, happy life.
@Marianne Sandling very good. I like that
Autism now affects 1 in 88 children and 1 in 54 boys
A recent study discovered a probable link between Autism and maternal consumption of folic acid before pregnancy – 40 percent less like to have a child with Autism if taking it at the time of conception.
Autism effects EVERYONE in the family. Thank you.
Autism effects families as well as individuals.
Autistic people tend to have sensory processing issues that don’t go away when we become adults. Mine sure didn’t!
Autistic kids grow up to be autistic adults. Don’t ignore us- we need help too. ♥
“About 20 to 30 percent of children with an ASD develop epilepsy by the time they reach adulthood.”
Thank you for the chance to win! Autism effects each individual differently.