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- Autism now affects 1 in 88 children and 1 in 54 boys
- Autism prevalence figures are growing
- More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes & cancer combined
- Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.
- Autism costs the nation $137 billion per year
- Autism receives less than 5% of the research funding of many less prevalent childhood diseases
- Boys are four times more likely than girls to have autism
- There is no medical detection or cure for autism
- Leukemia: Affects 1 in 1,200 / Funding: $277 million
- Muscular Dystrophy: Affects 1 in 100,000 / Funding: $162 million
- Pediatric AIDS: Affects 1 in 300 / Funding: $394 million
- Juvenile Diabetes: Affects 1 in 500 / Funding: $156 million
- Autism: Affects 1 in 88 / Funding: $79 million
- Total 2011 NIH budget: $30.5 billion
- Of this, only $169 million goes directly to autism research. This represents 0.6% of total NIH funding.
Another child is diagnosed every 11 minutes.
Autism recieves less than 5% of the funding of most other prevalent disorders.
The Annual cost of Autism is $35 Billion
The Annual cost of Autism is $35,000,000,000 ( Some new studies are now saying upwards of 137B in costs to society a year )
The Average Annual cost of Autism is over $70,000 to a family.
The Cost over a lifetime for a family is $3.5 - $5 Million
Well over a million families are dealing with Autism.
Autism is the fastest growing developmental disorder in the United States.
The Autism Increase can not be explained away by urban myths of better diagnosis, more awareness or any other excuse.
- 58% of Americans say that they know someone "who has been diagnosed with autism, formally known as 'autism spectrum disorder', including Asperger's".
- Among this majority of Americans who have been touched by the autism epidemic, 15% say the affected person is a member of their family, 26% a member of a family they know, 30% someone they know from work, and 12% someone they know from their community or school.
- Even among the 34% of Americans saying they do not know anyone in their own lives touched by autism, there is a nearly 3 to 1 margin of belief (35% versus 12%) that people with autism are not receiving proper medical treatment, covered by their health insurance.
- By a margin of 2 to 1 (41% to 20%), Americans believe that unknown environmental factors, rather than better diagnosis, explains the surge in autism prevalence reported by the CDC.
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