Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Raising Awareness

Autism Speaks. It's time to listen.
Did you know…
• 1 in 150 children is diagnosed with autism
• 1 in 94 boys is on the autism spectrum
• 67 children are diagnosed per day
• A new case is diagnosed almost every 20 minutes
• More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes & cancer
• Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.
• Autism costs the nation over $35 billion per year, a figure expected to significantly
increase in the next decade
• Autism receives less than 5% of the research funding of many less prevalent childhood
• Boys are four times more likely than girls to have autism
• There is no medical detection or cure for autism

1 comment:

ourjoyfulljourney said...

thats so crazy to see all those facts in a row like that...why isn't more being done? so sad :( more awarenes is definitely needed!..good job for doing your part God has something great planned...i can't wait to see what it is..