Happy World Autism Awareness Day

Autism is now diagnosed even more readily than it was in the past. With more families being more effected, there is only more reason to feel unified. 1 in 68 children in the U.S. is currently diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, 30% increase, or 1 in 88,  from 2 years. Here is a great is a great chart I found about Autism. Keep in mind it is an ever changing statistic, so some of the numbers on this sheet are wrong, but the information is still generally usefully.

autism information for parents

*Also Asperger syndrome for several years has fallen under the umbrella of ‘high functioning autism’

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2 thoughts on “Happy World Autism Awareness Day

  1. Kalynn Clark says:

    Hi, my 4 year old son was recently diagnosed with high functioning autism. Finding him a therapy center has been a nightmare. There are so many different types how can i decide which is the right one for him?

    • Gwen says:

      Yes, there are a lot of options. Popular option include ABA, Social therapy, Occupational therapy, Speech Therapy, and DAN doctors/allergists. Each child is different, so there is no one size fits all. In whatever program you choose, I would try to be involved and get a feel so that you can make sure it fits your child. Also make sure it lines up with your parenting. Even though they are the ‘experts,’ you are the expert in your child. Nothing can replace your prior knowledge. I know the beginning can be overwhelming, but the fact that you are out researching means that your child is in good hands.

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