Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), more commonly referred to as simply autism, is a neurological disorder which, despite becoming increasingly prominent in society, has yet to develop any sort of cure. Autism is very commonly passed on through genetics and can be broken down into 4 different categories of genetic disorder, each affecting an individual in different ways. Some cases are more severe than others, but regardless of severity, the number of cases of autism in children in growing rapidly each year. In the 1990’s the number of cases of autism in children was estimated to be 1 in every 300 children. The current estimate, according to the CDC is now 1 in every 50 children. The cost of raising an autistic child is great in many forms; monetarily, physically, emotionally, and mentally. Many cases can be caught early, as there are a number of red flags that can be easily identified. Research is driven mostly by donations and some of the worlds brightest minds around the world are working around the clock to find a way to cure, or slow the rapid progression in the number of cases we see each year.

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