Documentary Asserts Autism Stats Are Exaggerated

This weekend (October 9-11), parents and child advocates in over 90 cities across the world will get together to watch the award winning documentary film "Austistic-Like." The mass viewership is one way to convince the medical community to make better distinctions about early childhood developmental delays. This all comes in the wake of new statistics that say one in 100 American children are labeled autistic. But child advocates believe the number is much higher as many children are misdiagnosed as autistic.

This weekend (October 9-11), parents and child advocates in over 90 cities across the world will get together to watch the award winning documentary film "Austistic-Like." The mass viewership is one way to convince the medical community to make better distinctions about early childhood developmental delays. This all comes in the wake of new statistics that say one in 100 American children are labeled autistic. But child advocates believe the number is much higher as many children are misdiagnosed as autistic.

In the film, parents will be able to see how Erik and Jennie Linthorst eventually found the right treatment for their 4-year old son Graham who had been diagnosed autistic but really had sensory processing issues.-WLW

 

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