According to the Center for Disease Control:
• About 1 in 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to estimates from CDC's Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network.
• ASD is almost 5 times more common among boys (1 in 42) than among girls (1 in 189).
• Parents who have a child with ASD have a 2%–18% chance of having a second child who is also affected.
• Almost half (46%) of children identified with ASD has average to above average intellectual ability.
In the past two weeks, there have been several stories in the media regarding autistic children that have lost their lives. This is a subject that affects of all and more knowledge is needed. Tune in 8:30 pm EST as we discuss this topic with our expert guest to find resources that are available.
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