The Fund For Autistic Children
Did You Know?
More than 3.5 million Americans live with an autism spectrum disorder.
Prevalence in the United States is estimated at 1 in 68 births (1 in 42 boys).
Boys are nearly five times more likely than girls to have Autism.
There is no medical detection or cure for Autism.
Autism is the fastest growing serious neuro-developmental disability in the U.S.
Prevalence has increased by 6-15 percent each year from 2002 to 2010.
Autism services cost U.S. citizens $236-262 billion annually.
Cost of lifelong care can be reduced by 2/3 with early diagnosis and intervention.
35 Percent of young adults (ages 19-23) with autism have not had a job or received postgraduate education after leaving high school.
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