Here are 25 Autism Facts.

1-5 Autism Facts


1. Studies show that the apparent rise in the autism cases sourced from changes in how physicians define “autism”. – Source

2. Autism is found to overlap with other mental disorders like ADHD, bipolar DO, major depression, schizophrenia and all share genetic roots. – Source

3. The doctor who claimed that there was a link between vaccines and autism had his medical license revoked when he was found to have fabricated evidence. – Source

4. There are over 250 Autism Friendly Screenings (AFS) cinemas in the UK in which the volume is lower, the lighting is darker. – Source

5. Few patients diagnosed with autism excrete the same toxin in their urine that hallucinogenic toads have on their skin. – Source

6-10 Autism Facts


6. An Israeli Army Unit specifically recruits teens with autism. ‘Unit 9900’, a selective intelligence squad, where heightened perceptual skills are considered an asset. – Source

7. Intense world theory of autism suggests that autistic people shut down because they sense and feel too much. – Source

8. In Belgium, people with autism and other mental illnesses can request to be euthanized. – Source

9. More than 20% of the US population believe that vaccines cause autism. – Source

10. Donald Triplett, the first person diagnosed with autism in 1942, is still alive and living in Mississippi. – Source

11-15 Autism Facts


11. Chess has been used as psychotherapy help for Autism. – Source

12. A segment of DNA called DUF1220 was recently discovered to affect intelligence, an increase of this protein leads to a higher IQ, but in excess, severe autism symptoms were present. – Source

13. A group believes that they can cure autism by giving children bleach enemas. – Source

14. A Left handed person is significantly more likely to suffer from autism while at the same time being much more likely to have an IQ over 131. – Source

15. There is a school that educates people with autism to become visual effects artists. Their credits include Captain America, Avengers, and Game of Thrones. – Source

16-20 Autism Facts


16. Thimerosal, the preservative that was said to cause autism from vaccines hasn’t been used in vaccines for 15 years. – Source

17. Dogs can suffer from a form of Autism. – Source

18. In 1996, a 10-year-old boy with autism survived for 4 days alone and lost in a swamp, packed with alligators and snakes. – Source

19. Rett syndrome, a severe autism disorder, which affects 1 girl in 10,000 to 20,000 worldwide, could be reversed by a bone-marrow transplant. – Source

20. People with autism are not contagious to yawning. – Source

21-25 Autism Facts


21. Low vitamin D levels during pregnancy have been proposed to play a role in autism. – Source

22. Over 21.7 million people in the world are diagnosed with Autism. – Source

23. Boys are proximately five times more likely than girls to have autism. – Source

24. There is virtually no difference in brain anatomy of people with autism and those without. – Source

25. A 2008 study reveals that although autism is generally assumed to be lifelong, there’s evidence that between 3% and 25% of affected people eventually recover. – Source

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Last Update: November 30, 2016

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