As a mother, I will never give up on my child. As a mother of a child who has autism, I will never give up hope.
I look into his eyes and I see all the potential that he has to offer to this beautiful world and I just know that one day the world can see what I see.

Follow my blog as I share my life and my experiences as a person who loves someone with autism.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Did You Know?

Did you know?
Autism is a pervasive developmental disorder that affects how a person interacts with their world.

Did you know?
Autism now affects 1 in 110 children and 1 in 70 boys.

Did you know?
More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes & cancer combined.

Did you know?
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 110 / Funding: $79 million

Did you know?
A Harvard study has found that caring for an individual with autism can cost about $3.2 million in their lifetime.

Now you know.


Information from Facts about Autism and Autism Has High Costs to U.S. Society

1 comment:

  1. informative - tragic that funding is so minimal---keep sharing!


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