Throughout the month of April, different activities are carried out to commemorate World Autism Awareness Day, thus promoting their inclusion in all areas of society.
#Vertilux annually collaborates with different initiatives, in order to promote the improvement of the quality of life of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
It is necessary to eliminate prejudices about this condition, as well as to make known the needs of people with ASD and their participation in society to live on equal terms with the rest of the citizens.
Did you know?
Here are some interesting facts that you may not have known about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD):
- Autism is a developmental disorder, not a mental illness.
- Some studies and research claim that boys are five times more likely to have this disorder than girls.
- Autism presents itself differently in each person who has it. That is why it is called the “autistic spectrum”.
- There is no specific study or test to diagnose this condition. It is usually detected by the behavioral traits of the child.
- According to figures issued in 2019 by the World Health Organization (WHO), one in 160 children has an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
- It is estimated that approximately 50% of people with ASD have an intellectual disability.
- This disorder usually appears before 3 years of age, being a permanent condition.
- No differentiating physical trait is associated with this disorder. It only manifests itself in the cognitive skills of the people who suffer from it and their behavior.
- A study conducted in Sweden estimates that 30% of premature babies have an increased risk of autism.
- “Savant or Wise Syndrome” is a symptom that is part of the autism spectrum and can manifest itself in some people with autism. It is characterized by having a level of exceptional skills or talents that can be classified as prodigies.
- Autism Spectrum Disorder includes other disorders, such as Asperger’s Syndrome, Heller’s Syndrome, Rett’s Syndrome, and generalized developmental disorders.