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  • 1 in 100 people affected
    700,000 autistic people in France
    Of which 100,000 are under 20 years old
    Source Inserm

  • 3 boys for 1 girl
    But this figure needs to be qualified in light of current research: girls may be underdiagnosed.
    Appearance of the first signs mainly: between 18 and 36 months
    Source Inserm

  • Average age at diagnosis:
    between 3 and 5 years old

  • 60 to 70% of autistic children out of school
    Source Autism info service


Multidisability is the association of motor and/or sensory impairments of the same degree, which does not make it possible to detect one rather than the other as the main deficiency.

Deafblindness (deafblind) holds a special place in this type of disability.

In 2010, the approximate number of people affected by deafblindness in France was estimated at around 4,500 to 6,500.

  • 15% primary deafblindness

  • 35% secondary deafblindness

  • 50% tertiary deafblindness in elderly people suffering simultaneously from AMD and presbycusis.

​There has been no real census since but these figures are bound to increase due to the aging of the population.

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  • By 2030, one in six people in the world will be 60 or older.

  • Loneliness and social isolation are important risk factors for developing mental health problems in later life.

  • One in six elderly people are victims of acts of mistreatment, often at the hands of caregivers.

  • Around 14% of people aged 60 and over live with a mental disorder.

  • Mental disorders among the elderly represent 10.6% of the total number of years lived with disability for this age group

  • One in eight people in the world have a mental disorder, or 1 billion people.

  • Mental disorders cause a major alteration in thinking, emotion regulation or behavior.

  • There are many types of mental disorders.

  • Effective prevention and treatment actions exist.

  • Most sick people do not have access to effective care.

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