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     Some Facts Regarding Autism

  • Features of autism usually appear during the first three years of life.
  • Autism affects 1 in 150 births of all racial, ethnic and social backgrounds. 
  • Autism is four to five times more common in males than females. 
  • Approximately 75% of autistic children are mentally retarded. 
  • Females with autism exhibit more severe mental retardation. 
  • About one in four individuals with autism develop seizures – it can also occur with other conditions such as deafness, Down Syndrome and Fragile X Syndrom.
  • People with autism vary widely in abilities, intelligence levels and behavioural characteristics.

 

 

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