Facts on Autism

Posted by on Dec 28, 2011 in Autism

  • As many as 1.5 million Americans today are believed to have some form of autism.
  • Based on statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and other governmental agencies, autism is growing at a rate of 10-17% per year.
  • Autism is now considered the fastest growing developmental disorder in the United States.
  • Autism now affects 1 in 110 children and 1 in 70 boys
  • Autism is more common than multiple sclerosis, cystic fibrosis or childhood cancer.
  • Autism costs the nation over $35 billion per year, a figure expected to significantly increase in the next decade
  • Autism is a spectrum disorder.
  • Autism is consistent around the globe, but is four times more prevalent in males than females.
  • There is no medical detection or cure for autism

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