Autism Statistics : One In 59 Children Are Autistic | Shows New CDC Report

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Autism as being widely perceived is not a disease or emotional malfunction, rather, it’s a developmental disorder where a child finds it tough to socialize effectively or communicate properly.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report has found out that cases of autism are on the rise. Autism statistic says every one child in 59 children is autistic or is suffering from this disorder. In 2016 it was one child in 68 and 2012 data showed one in 88. Therefore, it is clear that year after year the chances of children getting affected by this disorder is increasing sharply and we can assume that after several years this situation could be worse.

Autism statistics are the good and reliable way to detect the path of this problem and, therefore, government and health workers can plan ahead all preventive mechanism to protect children. For example: now parents can be suggested at the time of delivery to take care of their children more and keenly observe them for at least the initial 24 months.

How can it be diagnosed?

There is no proper mechanism to diagnose Autism and it is mostly recognized by parents after observing some non-common behavioral differences in their child. Doctors say that parents identify this disorder when they observe child is not babbling, they are hesitant to social interactions, they are having restricted narrow interests and prone to repeated body movements. Consequently, all these things make child lonely and out of social clusters.

Some facts remain same in CDC report highlighting the greater number of Autism disorder in boys in comparison to girls. It is found that one in 38 boys and one in 152 girls are diagnosed with Autism. The likelihood of boys getting affected by Autism is four to five times greater than girls.

What is the cure?

Unfortunately, there is no absolute cure for this disorder through early detection of the problem can help doctors and parents to minimize the problem. Timely interference in behavioral, social and learning skill helps a child to accept and understand this developmental problem. While growing she/he can take care of themselves and probably cooperate with parents to interact with them.

What is the cause?

There could be genetic as well as environmental reasons behind it. For example, a mother in her pregnancy days infected with rubella virus could lead to abnormalities in her child’s nervous system. Excess alcohol consumption, addiction to cocaine also leads to this problem. Whereas prolonged stay in the bad and polluted environment could also trigger the problem into a child’s brain.

The ability of the brain to process information gets highly reduced or damaged due to which a child face difficulty in understanding his or her social environment. They react and respond slowly or could even avoid altogether their friends or relatives conversation. However, some report says that their ability of perception and image formation is highly developed compared to other children.

New CDC report and new autism statistics indicate towards adopting a more cooperative approach to making the lives of children happier, easy, more inclusive and more supporting.



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