MAR 31, 2020 6:00 PM PDT

World Autism Awareness Day

WRITTEN BY: Liat Ben-Senior

Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are general terms for a wide range of brain development disorders characterized by social impairments, communication difficulties, and repetitive behaviors. According to the Centers for disease control and prevention (CDC), 1 in 59 children will be diagnosed with ASD. Although ASD is common, there are still many misconceptions around what causes Autism, including the debunked study claiming vaccines cause Autism by Dr. Andrew Wakefield.  Although the study was retracted and Dr. Vakefiled was discredited, many anti-vaccination activists still believe it is true.

In honor of World Autism day that is recognized internationally on April 2nd, we created this infographic in for raising awareness of Autism.

 

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Content and marketing professional specializing in the biotech and life sciences industry. My scientific background includes immunology and molecular biology research, both in academia as well as in industry. A constant learner, who is fascinated by the forefront of science. Very excited to join Labroots’ team of writers.
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