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WHAT IS AUTISM?

Autism is more commonly first seen in early childhood which first noticed with delayed onset of progression. It affects the child’s mental ability with communication, behavior disorders, forming relationships with others, and struggling with abstract concepts.

Facts about autism

  • Autism has been increasing drastically in recent years and now 1 in 68 children are affected by it.
  • Boys seem to have a higher prevalence with being 5 times more likely than girls and
  • 1 in 42 boys being diagnosed
  • Autism is surpassing most developmental disorders as it is the fastest growing in the U.S.
  • Unfortunately, families are burdened with high bills. Most families have to pay an upwards of 60,000 dollars a year.
  • As of right now, there is no cure for autism and researchers still do not know

From Autism Awareness

Did you know …

  • Autism now affects 1 in 68 children and 1 in 42 boys
  • Autism prevalence figures are growing
  • Autism is one of the fastest-growing developmental disorders 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

National Institutes of Health Funds Allocation

  • Total 2012 NIH budget: $30.86 billion
  • Of this, only $169 million goes directly to autism research. This represents 0.55% of total NIH funding.

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