April is Autism Awareness Month – Happy Easter
- In 2018 the CDC determined that approximately 1 in 59 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
- 1 in 37 boys
- 1 in 151 girls
- Boys are four times more likely to be diagnosed with autism than girls.
- There is no medical detection for autism.
- Research indicates that genetics are involved in the vast majority of cases.
Intervention and Supports
- Early intervention can improve learning, communication and social skills, as well as underlying brain development.
- Nearly two-thirds of children with autism between the ages of 6 and 15 have been bullied.
Associated Medical & Mental Health Conditions
- Autism-associated health problems extend across the life span – from young children to senior citizens. Nearly a third (32 percent) of 2 to 5 year olds with autism are overweight and 16 percent are obese. By contrast, less than a quarter (23 percent) of 2 to 5 year olds in the general population are overweight and only 10 percent are medically obese.
Autism In Adulthood
- Over the next decade, an estimated 500,000 teens (50,000 each year) will enter adulthood and age out of school based autism services.
- The cost of caring for Americans with autism had reached $268 billion in 2015 and would rise to $461 billion by 2025 in the absence of more-effective interventions and support across the life span.
- For more information, download Autism and Health: A Special Report by Autism Speaks.
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