Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Facts about Autism

  • 1 in 150 children is diagnosed with autism
  • 1 in 104 boys are on the autism spectrum
  • 67 children are diagnosed every day
  • More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes & cancer combined
  • Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disabilty in the U.S
  • Autism costs the nation over $90 billion per year, a figure expected to double in the next decade
  • Autism receives less that 5% of the research funding of many less prevalent childhood deseases
  • Boys are four times more likely than girls to have autism
  • There is no medical detection or cure for autism

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