“Crowds overwhelmed him. The noise, the games and toys were too much, and sometimes he’d run to another room and hide. What made social situations even harder was that he struggled with impulse control. And he gets locked on ideas. He was perceived as the different one,” says Cat of her now 14-year-old son, who has autism. (Cat and Matthew are identified by their first names only, to protect their privacy.)
En concreto, la presidenta detalló que el 28% de los casos se están produciendo entre jóvenes de 15 y 29 años con una incidencia de 582 casos por cada 100.000 habitantes, por encima de la media de la comunidad.