- Autism occurs in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups.
- Autism is almost 4 times more common among boys than among girls (CDC, 2018).
- Studies in Asia, Europe, and North America have identified individuals with ASD with an average (CDC, 2018)
- Parents who have a child with ASD have a 2%–18% chance of having a second child who is also affected (CDC 2015).
- Autism services cost U.S. citizens $236-262 billion annually; about 75% of these costs are in adult services. (Buescher et al., 2014)
- Cost of lifelong care can be reduced by 2/3 with early diagnosis and intervention.
- It is estimated to cost at least $17,000 $21,000 more per year to care for a child with ASD compared to a child without ASD. Costs include health care, education, ASD-related therapy, family-coordinated services, and caregiver time (CDC 2015).
There are over 14,000 individuals with Autism living in the Inland Empire!