How many children are born in the U.S. with autism?



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    According to the Centers for Disease and Control, approximately one in 110 children in the United States have autism. This category includes autism, Asperger’s syndrome, and other developmental disorders.

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    Here are some more facts:

    Facts and Statistics

    • 1 percent of the population of children in the U.S. ages 3-17 have an autism spectrum disorder.
    • Prevalence is estimated at 1 in 912 to 1 in 100 births.
    • 1 to 1.5 million Americans live with an autism spectrum disorder.
    • Fastest-growing developmental disability; 1,148% growth rate.
    • 10 – 17 % annual growth.
    • $60 billion annual cost.
    • 60% of costs are in adult services.
    • Cost of lifelong care can be reduced by 2/3 with early diagnosis and intervention.
    • In 10 years, the annual cost will be $200-400 billion.
    • 1 percent of the adult population of the United Kingdom have an autism spectrum disorder.

    These facts are from the Autism Society of America, which you can reach through the link in the sources.  I work full-time with adults with autism, so feel free to keep asking questions!

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