About 1 in 68 children
has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to estimates from CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network.
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About 1 in 68 children
Ten Key Facts About Autism
Affected by Autism
1 out of 68 children under the age of 8 are affected by autism. 4 out of 5 are boys.
Funding for medical research in autism ranks the lowest behind cancer, diabetes and AIDS, and has the highest prevalence than all of them combined.
Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S. and there is no medical detection or cure for autism.
Every 20 Minutes
Every 20 minutes a child is diagnosed with autism and Autism costs a family $60,000 a year on average.
Youth with Autism
In the U.S., 50,000 youth with autism are transitioning into adults without adequate vocational and transition planning.
More than 7,000 children and youth in Nevada are living with some form of autism spectrum disorder.
Cost of Care
The cost of care for one untreated child can be as high as 6 million over the lifetime. We can invest now in their future or pay greater in the future.
The typical age at which most pediatricians determine a child to show signs of autism is at three years. With better training and diagnostic skills, pediatricians should be able to diagnose the condition of the child as young as 18 months.
The typical parent of an autistic child will spend 8-10 hours a week just transporting the childfrom one appointment to another doctor or therapist.
Insurance coverage for treatment of autistic children covers about 30-40% of the average cost of care
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Services and Programs
Our staff helps identify programs and services tailored to the needs of your family. From early intervention to pre-vocational and transition, we have something suited to your needs.Learn More
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