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Facts About Autism

Written By: teamcharliebear

All information provided on this page comes form the www.autismspeaks.org website.  It is a great website to refer to.  I am not affiliated with www.autismspeaks.org  - however, the site has helped us tremendously and has provided us with information we have not read anywhere else.

Did you know …

  • Autism now affects 1 in 88 children and 1 in 54 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
  • Autism receives less than 5% of the research funding of many less prevalent childhood diseases
  • 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.

 

Information From: http://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism/facts-about-autism

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