Infographic: How Prevalent is Autism?
Autism spectrum (ASD) is defined as a range of neurodevelopmental disorders that include social impairments, communication problems, and restricted, repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behavior. Autistic disorder, or autism, is considered the most severe form of ASD [NINDS].
The infographic below illustrates some important facts on this disorder, including the prevalence of autism as compared to more destructive diseases, as well as the medical costs associated with raising a child with autism.
Share this infographic with patients who may have questions about autism and help raise awareness of this disorder.
Source: A Common Diagnosis? Autism Prevalence Compared