NEW RESEARCH REVEALS THAT OUR UNDERSTANDING OF AUTISM IS STILL VERY LOW
April is World Autism Awareness Month, however, new figures by The National Autistic Society (NAS) reveal that although public awareness of autism is high, understanding is still low and we need to do more to help the one in 100 people who are on the autism spectrum in the UK. This is an estimated 700,000 people.
The common perception has been that autism affects more males than females, with studies placing the ratio anywhere between 2:1 and 16:1, male to female. However, NAS has revealed that that the number may be far more equal than we thought.