MYTHS & FACTS: About autism
BECKY LIEN MUNSON RN

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Nursing2015
October 2004 
Volume 34  Number 10
Pages 75 - 75
 
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© 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Volume 34(10)             October 2004             p 75 …About autism [MYTHS & FACTS]

MUNSON, BECKY LIEN RN

MYTH: Autism is a rare childhood disorder .

FACT: Autism spectrum disorders (ASD), which include autism and Asperger's syndrome, are more common than such familiar childhood problems as diabetes and Down's syndrome, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. The prevalence of ASD is an estimated 1 to 6 children per 1,000. Boys are four times more likely to have autism than girls.

MYTH: ASD is a type of mental retardation .

FACT: ASD is classified as a pervasive developmental disorder. Although signs and symptoms vary widely among individuals, common traits include an inability to relate to others, difficulty communicating verbally or nonverbally, and repetitive motions or behaviors.

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