Pediatric Specialty Care

April is National Autism Awareness Month

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Natl Autism Awareness Month April 2016April is National Autism Awareness Month.

  • Autism now affects 1 in 68 children and 1 in 42 boys.
  • 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.

Some resource links for additional information:

https://www.aap.org/autism

http://www.autism-society.org/

https://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism/world-autism-awareness-day

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