Facts and Statistics

  1. In the United States autism affects 1 in 68 children. The prevalence in Utah is 1 in 54.

  2. Autism prevalence is on the rise and is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.

  3. More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes, and cancer combined.

  4. Autism costs the nation over $35 billion per year and is expected to increase over the next decade.

  5. Autism receives less than 5% of the research funding of many less prevalent childhood diseases.

  6. Boys are four times more likely than girls to have autism.

  7. There is no medical detection or cure for autism.

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