Test Your Knowledge About Autism: Quiz Statistics and Answer Key

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Average score: 75%

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Can vaccines cause autism?
The correct answer is "No"

Are boys diagnosed with autism more often than girls?
The correct answer is "Yes"

What are risk factors that can lead to a child having autism?
The correct answer is "All of the above."

Is there a particular gene that is affected in a person with autism?
The correct answer is "Hundreds of genes have the potential to affect whether or not a person has autism."

How is autism diagnosed?
The correct answer is "A doctor observes the patient and asks questions regarding development, behavior, and social interaction with others."

How many people with autism live in the U.S. today?
The correct answer is "Millions"

What does current data suggest about autism?
The correct answer is "The number of people diagnosed with autism is increasing over time."

What percentage of people with autism are categorized as having Asperger's Syndrome?
The correct answer is "Somewhere between 15 - 20%"

What movie created in 1988 is about an autistic savant?
The correct answer is "Rain Man"

Which of these celebrities have autism?
The correct answer is "All of the above"