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Autism

What is Autism?
Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that blocks the learning, language communication, emotional and social development of a child. It is a disorder with a wide range of symptoms sometimes so mild that a child can function in a regular classroom with special services and at other times so severe that a child is mute and institutionalized. Autism is a severely incapacitating life-long disability that typically manifests itself during the first 30 months of life.

Fast Facts about Autism
➢ According to Health Ministry statistics, one out of 600 children in Malaysia is autistic.
➢ Locally, statistics show that one in every 150 children born has a typical autism. The number of children with autism has increased by a staggering 30% over the last three years.
➢ Autism is a life-long condition. It affects every aspect of the person's life. A cure has yet to be found and it can happen in any family!
➢ Autism occurs regardless of ethnicity, society, social economic status, educational background and lifestyle.
➢ Autism is 4 times more common in males than in females.
➢ It is not a problem associated with "poor-parenting".
➢ The disorder is genetically linked.
➢ The actual cause(s) of autism is not yet known.

References: NASOM, Malaysian Psychiatric Association (MPA) and New Straits Times (NST)

 

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