All The Colors Of The Rainbow: Today is World Autsim Awareness Day…

2 Apr

Did you know…

1 in 150 children is diagnosed with autism
1 in 94 boys is on the autism spectrum
67 children are diagnosed per day
A new case is diagnosed almost every 20 minutes
More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes & cancer combined
Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.
Autism costs the nation over $90 billion per year, a figure expected to double in the next decade
Autism receives less than 5% of the research funding of many less prevalent childhood diseases
Boys are four times more likely than girls to have autism
There is no medical detection or cure for autism

Incidence vs. Private Funding

Leukemia: Affects 1 in 25,000 / Funding: $310 million
Muscular Dystrophy: Affects 1 in 20,000 / Funding: $175 million
Pediatric AIDS: Affects 1 in 8,000 / Funding: $394 million
Juvenile Diabetes: Affects 1 in 500 / Funding: $130 million
Autism: Affects 1 in 150 / Funding: $15 million

National Institutes of Health Funds Allocation

Total 2005 NIH budget: $29 billion
Of this, only $100 million goes towards autism research. This represents 0.3% of total NIH funding.


One Response to “All The Colors Of The Rainbow: Today is World Autsim Awareness Day…”

  1. fawnforest November 19, 2008 at 10:34 pm #

    .autism is a world!

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