Thursday, April 2, 2009

Autism Awareness Day!!

It was a scary moment the day I realized Noah had Autism! Still today it scares me to know that I have a child who needs my attention! My child realizes what is going on with him! I really hope that a change will come soon because Autism Speaks very loud if we are willing to listen to their language! Watch this and read the following Facts about Autism!Thanks Jennifer for posting this today! My hope and prayers are that for all the mothers and fathers in this world to understand that their lives will begin to recover once their child is recovered!

1 in 150 children

4:1 ratio of boys to girls

1 in 98 boys

Fastest growing developmental disability

100 billion annual costs

In ten years the annual costs are projected at 200-400 billion.
Cost of lifelong care can be reduced by 2/3rds with early intervention

A family with a child with autism will fund 3 to 5 million dollars of services throughout the lifetime of the child.

More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than cancer, diabetes, Downs Syndrome and AIDS combined.

Autism receives less than 5% of the research funding of most of the more prevalent childhood disorders.

Approximately 1 million individuals in the US have autism
Incidence vs. Private Funding (2007)

- Incidence
- Private Funding

Pediatric AIDS
1 in 8,000
394 Million

1 in 25,000
310 Million

Muscular Dystrophy
1 in 20,000
175 Million

Juvenile Diabetes
1 in 500
130 Million

1 in 150
42 Million

A lifetime of Autism

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