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By Talessian El-Wikosian

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Copyright © 2010 Talessian El-Wikosian

The statistics on Autism (or ASD, Autism Spectrum Disorder) have been only partly understood. What has been neglected, by every scientific agent or agency, is the provocative significance of their sizable presence. It is provocative because it presumes to extend the definition of existence by reinterpreting the mechanical capacity of a human being. Because as human beings, as equivalents upon the earth, the Autistic Person is altogether unique, and what will inevitably be considered superior, rather than disordered, advanced over diseased, technological over biological. One in 110 American kids carries at least some of the spectrum characteristics of an Autistic Child. One percent of the new generation is “autistic,” as loosely defined as it is.

Some numbers: In America, 2009, 1 in 150 children were autistic. According to there were 74.5 million children (25% of population) in 2009. That means there were 496,000 autistic children in America in the year 2009. In 2010, an estimated 677,000 children will be autistic. Using the same 25% ratio for Canada, there are about 50,000 autistic children. Together, USA and Canada, there are 727,000 autistic children. If you add Mexico, we are well over 800,000 children born with an incurable disorder (ASD). It is a significant number.

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