Facts & Statistics

The Explosion of Autism

Future

1 in ???

2018

1 in 59 children

2015

1 in 68 children

2005

1 in 166 children

1995

1 in 500 children

1985

1 in 2500 children

Prevalance

  • 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).

Financial Impact

  • 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!

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