October 24 2013
Guest Lecture: Sarah Treadaway
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Autism is one of the most common neurological disorders affecting children
and it is one of the most common developmental disabilities.
The most current prevalence of ASD is estimated at
1 in 88
o In federal government there is no monitoring system in place to
provide is with accurate statistics on the prevalence of ASD in Canada.
Europe and US say 1 in 88
Ratio of males to females with ASD is?
o four males to every female
o with Asperger’s is 9:1
In the DMS 5, autism spectrum disorders are:
o under one single category regardless of individual