Epidemiology and demographics

Estimates of the prevalence vary markedly depending on the stringency of the definition used. A stringent approach to diagnosis would suggest a rate in the order of 1 in 10 000, but a much less stringent approach may yield one in several hundred.(72)

Asperger^.3' originally reported the condition only in boys, although Wing (!4) reported on girls with the condition. There does appear to be a male predominance in the order of 9 to 1; similar sex ratios are observed in autism not associated with mental retardation.

Funny Wiring Autism

Funny Wiring Autism

Autism is a developmental disorder that manifests itself in early childhood and affects the functioning of the brain, primarily in the areas of social interaction and communication. Children with autism look like other children but do not play or behave like other children. They must struggle daily to cope and connect with the world around them.

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