Autism Facts, Reasons And Aspects:

  • Autism affects about 21.7 million people in the world.
  • 1 out of 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls are diagnosed with autism in the U.S.
  • Boys are nearly five times more likely than girls to have autism.
  • The doctor who claimed a link between vaccines and autism, Andrew Wakefield, created fraudulent data for his paper and lost his medical license as a result.
  • Over 20% of the U.S. population still believe that vaccines cause autism.
  • The'intense world theory of autism' suggests that autistic people shut down because they experience and feel too much.
  • People with autism are less likely to catch yawns. The more severe their condition, the less common the behavior gets.
  • There are virtually no differences in brain anatomy between people with autism and those without.
  • Low vitamin D levels during pregnancy have been linked to autism.
  • Over 250 cinemas in the UK have Autism Friendly Screenings (AFS) in which the volume is lower, the lighting is darker and you can take your own food and drink.
  • Although Autism is generally assumed to be lifelong, there's evidence that between 3% and 25% of affected people eventually recover, a 2008 study found.