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To change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders.

Did you know…

Autism now affects 1 in 110 children and 1 in 70 boys

Autism prevalence figures are growing

More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes & cancer combined

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 diseases

Boys are four times more likely than girls to have autism

There is no medical detection or cure for autism

NEED HELP NOW? Autism Speaks' Autism Response Team responds to family inquiries and requests at 888-AUTISM2 (288-4762) and [email protected].

1. Early intervention is critical to gain maximum benefit from existing therapies

2. Increase awareness, advocacy and services for individuals and families affected by autism