Friday, April 4, 2014

Autism Facts

Here are some facts about Autism as reported by Autism Speaks (please check their website for more information or to donate to Autism research):

  • Autism now affects 1 in 68 children and 1 in 42 boys
  • Autism prevalence figures are growing
  • Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.
  • Autism costs a family $60,000 a year on average
  • Boys are nearly five times more likely than girls to have autism
  • There is no medical detection or cure for autism

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