Quick facts about Autism:

  • 1 in 68 children have autism.  1 in 42 boys.
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a disorder that hinders a child’s development of social and communication skills.
  • Autism is a brain disorder that often makes it hard to communicate with and relate to others. With autism, the different areas of the brain fail to work together.
  • It’s the fastest growing developmental disability in the US.
  • Costs an average family $60,000 annually.
  • There is no cure for autism.
  • About 40% of those with autism, do not speak.
  • Austim varies greatly person to person. No two people with autism are alike.

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