Study on the Incidence of Children with Autism from the Rural Environment of Vrancea County
Keywords:autism, Autism Spectrum Disorder, children, incidence
The purpose of our study is to analyze the distribution of the number of cases over the last 5 years, according to the gender criterion and to the more common disability degree criterion at the level of the Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The analysis was carried out on a group of subjects represented by children and young people diagnosed and classified as disabled from the rural area of Vrancea County, aged between 0 and 18 years. The results obtained confirmed the following: there is an unequal ratio between the number of TSA cases by gender, there is a higher degree of disability, the severe disability degree, there is an increase of the number of cases diagnosed before the age of 10, also that there has been a clear increase in the number of cases in the last 5 years, their number being almost doubled at the level of the last year.