Thursday, April 1, 2010

April is Autism Awareness Month



Did you know...

•1 percent of the population of children in the U.S. ages 3-17 have an autism spectrum disorder.

•Prevalence is estimated at 1 in 100 births.

•1 to 1.5 million Americans live with an autism spectrum disorder.

•Fastest-growing developmental disability; 1,148% growth rate.

•10 - 17 % annual growth.

•$60 billion annual cost.

•60% of costs are in adult services.

•Cost of lifelong care can be reduced by 2/3 with early diagnosis and intervention.

•In 10 years, the annual cost will be $200-400 billion.

•1 percent of the adult population of the United Kingdom have an autism spectrum disorder.

•The cost of autism over the lifespan is 3.2 million dollars per person.

1 comments:

Jax @ Aly&Ash said...

Interesting I didn't know any of that. But I'm the lucky one becuase I don't have to have all the facts, all I have to do is give those boys a great big SQUEEZE!!!