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Facts About Autism
  • Autism now affects 1 in 59 kids, 1 in 38 boys. The numbers are actually higher in the state of Maryland.
  • Autism prevalence figures are growing
  • Autism is one of the fastest-growing developmental disorders in the U.S.
  • Autism costs a family $60,000 a year on average
  • Boys are nearly five times more likely than girls to have autism
  • There is no medical detection or cure for autism
  • The degree of autism varies from mild to severe.
  • The cause of autism is unknown.
  • Only a small percentage of people with autism are savants, showing genius level abilities in a particular area.
  • Autism receives as little as 5% of the research funding that less common diseases receive.
  • Individuals with autism are often frustrated for many reasons, including knowing what they want to say but lacking the ability to convey their message
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