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.


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!!!