Autism: What You Need to Know

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  • What is Autism?
  • Blacks and Autism
  • How Common Is It?
  • What Are the Symptoms?
  • What Are the Warning Signs?
  • How Is Autism Diagnosed?
  • Do Vaccines Cause Autism?
  • Can It Be Cured?
  • What Is Asperger Syndrome?
  • Today is World Autism Day

How Common Is It?

Children are more likely to be diagnosed with autism than they are HIV, Type 1 diabetes and cancer combined. A recent CDC study found that 1 in 50 school children have autism, with boys being more likely to be diagnosed than girls. It’s estimated that 1 million children could have the disorder, but some health experts believe that number could be higher. 


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