|ALARMING GROWTH RATE OF
CHILDREN WITH AUTISTIC SPECTRUM DISORDER
The number of children diagnosed with autism or related disorders has grown at what many call an alarming rate.
In the 1970s and 1980s, about one out of every 2,000 children had autism.
Today, the CDC estimates that 1 in 65 - 8-year-olds in the U.S. has an autism spectrum disorder, or ASD.
IT IS PROJECTED.. BY 2025, ONE OUT OF EVERY TWO CHILDREN BORN IN USA WILL BE DIAGNOSED WITH AUTISM
The latest American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (published in 2013), states that .... the term autism spectrum or autism spectrum disorder describes a range of conditions classified as neuro-developmental disorders.
Individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder must present TWO TYPES of symptoms:
1. Deficits in social communication and social interaction