6 Facts about Autism
Here are 6 facts about autism you might not know:
1- Autism affects 1 in 68 children. Which means autism is not rare!
2- Autism costs a family around 60 thousands USD a year. That’s a high number!
3- Boys are 5 times more likely than girls to have Autism. 1 in 42 boys but 1 in 168 girls!
4- There is no medical detection of Autism. That’s why you should never ignore the signs!
5- If one identical twin is diagnosed with Autism, the other twin has about 90% chance of developing an autistic disorder. Again… Pay attention to the signs!
6- 65% of Autistic children would like to have more friends but have difficulties making them. It’s when a parent should intervene and teach them how to start a conversation and accept others!
A parent should learn not to ignore their child, refer to a doctor when they suspect something is wrong and intervene early to provide the maximum help!