They Spent Money on This?
This is a recent study on autism:
“Men who do not find the shape of the curvier woman most attractive could be more likely to father children with autism, according to a study.
Researchers showed 100 men with autistic children pictures of curvy women; women with athletic frames and more rounded women and found that they do not have a preference on which figure they find more attractive.
The new research from the University of Bath suggests that fathers of autistic children do not share the preference of men across the world for the curvier woman.”
Here are the recent statistics:
- 1 in 150 children
- 4:1 ratio of boys to girls
- 1 in 98 boys
- Fastest growing developmental disability
- 100 billion annual costs
- In ten years the annual costs are projected at 200-400 billion.
- Cost of lifelong care can be reduced by 2/3rds with early intervention.
- A family with a child with autism will fund 3 to 5 million dollars of services throughout the lifetime of the child.
- More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than cancer, diabetes, Downs Syndrome and AIDS combined.
- Autism receives less than 5% of the research funding of most of the more prevalent childhood disorders.
- Approximately 1 million individuals in the US have autism.
And someone is spending money on whether or not dads preferred Marilyn Monroe or Olive Oyl?