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Latest Autism prevalence statistics reported in the USA and South Africa

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Latest Autism prevalence statistics reported in the USA and South Africa

During the 1970’s it was reported that 1 in 2000 children were diagnosed with ASD, by 2000 it was 1 in 150 and the latest report by the CDC in the US report that 1 in 44 children have ASD. We have started to gather statistics on the subject to give you a clearer picture.   According to the latest report by the CDC (based on data collected up to 2018), ASD prevalence in the USA has increased significantly: 1 in 44 (or 2.3%) of children in the US were identified with ASD using estimates from CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM)...

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Highly Rated Books about ASD

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Highly Rated Books about ASD

We have combined some of the lists across the web of highly rated books to make it easier to choose. 1. The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida Amazon price: $16.20 (R485 with shipping) This book is consistently one of the top three books in most of the lists. Written by Naoki Higashida, a very smart, very self-aware, and very charming thirteen-year-old boy with autism, it is a one-of-a-kind memoir that demonstrates how an autistic mind thinks, feels, perceives, and responds in ways few of us can imagine. Parents and family members who never thought they could get inside the head...

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The Neurodiversity Centre in the Western Cape

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The Neurodiversity Centre in the Western Cape

With branches in Franchhoek, Durbanville, Somerset West and Worcester, the Neurodiversity Centre was founded in order to provide multi-disciplinary assessment, support and intervention to children, adolescents and adults presenting with neurodevelopmental needs and challenges.

The NDC is made up of a dedicated team of Clinical- and Educational Psychologists, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Adult Psychiatry, Developmental Paediatrics, Speech and Language Therapy, and Educational Specialists.

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Autism Support Groups

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Autism Support Groups

Over time, we will collect information about active support groups for children with ASD as well as their parents in South Africa.

 

 

 

 

 

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After the Autism Diagnosis: What Should I Do?

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After the Autism Diagnosis: What Should I Do?
When my son was diagnosed with autism, I really didn’t know anyone with a child with autism. I didn’t know people with autism (or so I thought). It’s a very isolating and confusing place to be. This is one of the many reasons I share our autism journey. I don’t want any other family to feel that they are alone out there. I want them to know there is someone who they can ask questions of, someone who will do their best to help.

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