- Autism now affects 1 in 54 children; over half are classified as having an intellectual disability or borderline intellectual disability
- Boys are four times more likely to have autism than girls
- About 40% of children with autism do not speak. About 25%–30% of children with autism have some words at 12 to 18 months of age and then lose them. Others might speak, but not until later in childhood
- Autism greatly varies from person to person (no two people with autism are alike)
- The rate of autism has steadily grown over the last twenty years
- Autism is the fastest growing developmental disorder, yet most underfunded
- A 2008 Danish Study found that the mortality risk among those with autism was nearly twice that of the general population
- Children with autism do progress – early intervention is key Autism is treatable, not a hopeless condition
You will notice Autism Awareness stickers were installed on our squad cars this morning. Over the next months, the Wilmington Police Department will be providing more training to officers regarding Autism Awareness.
Thank you so much. Your officers have been involved in a few situations with my autistic spectrum daughter and have always been great about it ❤
Chief!!!!! I love you guys! Its because if you that Cole wants to be an officer. 😍😍
I love this so much! There are many kids and adults here in our community that would love a visit from our men and women in blue! Autism and many spectrum disorders are prevalent in our society today and our children are often combative and difficult to deal with if you haven't had the privilege of a differently abled child or adult in your life.
Thanks for sharing on behalf of all grandparents who love a grandson born with this neuroatypical difference. Besides his father, his heroes are police officers, firemen and astronauts!
Thank you for sharing this important information. I also found out after I lost Linda that MORE PEOPLE DIE FROM EPILEPSY THAN FROM CANCER. Drs in this country don't tell parents alot of the information they need. Thank you so much for informing us. ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤