Autism Awareness Quiz – Please indicate your answer with a check mark in the appropriate box. Not Agree Sure Disagree 1. Autism can occur in mild as well as extreme forms. 2. Autistic is a neurodevelopmental disorder. 3. Autistic behaviors are the same in every individual. 4. Boys are nearly five times more likely than girls to have autism. 5. Autistic people can be hyper-sensitive to stimuli. 6. Some autistic people never want to speak at all. 7. Autism is caused by abusive parenting in infancy. 8. Autistic people may use repetitive behaviour to help them tune into the outside world. 9. Autistic people are incapable of having interpersonal relationships. 10. Autistic people must be institutionalized at some point in their lives. 11. There have been people with autism who have completed college. 12. All people with autism are violent and dangerous. 13. People grow out of autism. 14. Parental counselling on training techniques is one effective treatment of autism. 15. Autism is under-recognised and often missed in general practice. 16. People with autism never want to be touched. 17. Autism is an umbrella term for a wide range of disorders that impair social & communication skills. 18. Women who smoke or consume alcohol during pregnancy are more likely to have children with high-functioning autism. 19. If the father is older during conception, there is a greater risk of autism for the baby. 20. There is no medical detection or cure for autism.