6 Facts About Autism

July 15th, 2019


6 Facts About Autism 1. Autism is a spectrum of neurodevelopmental disorders that cause impaired communication and social skills. 2. In the United States, about 1 in 59 children live with autism. 3. Autism is usually diagnosed before age 3 and lasts a lifetime. 4. The disorder is four times more common in boys than girls. 5. Signs of autism include difficulty engaging in back-and-forth conversation and an absence of interest in friendships. 6. There has been controversy surrounding vaccines and whether or not they cause autism. There has been no link between vaccines and autism found.