Autism (sometimes called “classical autism”) is the most common condition in a group of developmental disorders known as the Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). Autism is characterized by impaired social interaction, problems with verbal and nonverbal communication, unusual, repetitive, or severely limited activities and interests.
- Autism now affects 1 in 88 children and 1 in 54 boys
- Autism prevalence figures are growing massively
- Autism is the fastest-growing serious development disability in the world
- Autism costs a family $60,000 a year on average
- Autism receives less than 5% of the research funding of many less prevalent childhood diseases
- Boys are nearly five times more likely than girls to have autism
- There is no medical detection or cure for autism
Support the World Autism Awareness Day on April 2nd of 2013 and donate to institutes around the world.