Important Autism Facts
Autism, once considered a "rare"disorder, unfortunately is now affecting more
than 70,000 families in Pennsylvania alone.
Children being diagnosed with some form of autism are being reported by the Center
for Disease Control and Prevention at 1 in every 150 children, making it the the fastest growing disability in the US today.
Four out of every 5 children diagnosed with autism are male.
Over the last decade, the rate of autism in Pennsylvania has risen over 104% and is
considered to be growing in epidemic proportions.
Today, 50 families in America will find out their child has autism.
Autism affects children of every racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic background.
Autism is a 24 hour-a-day, 7 days-a-week, 365 days-a-year battle.
Autism has no recognized cause and no cure.