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The diagnosis of Autism in the United States is staggering

2000 – 1 in 150

2002 – 1 in 150

2004 – 1 in 125

2006 – 1 in 110

2008 – 1 in 68

2010 – 1 in 68

2012 – 1 in 69

2014 – 1 in 59

2016 – 1 in 54

2018 – 1 in 54

  • 1 in 34 boys in the United States will be diagnosed with Autism (2018)
  • 1 in 144 girls in the United States will be diagnosed with Autism (2018)
  • Currently 85% of people with Autism do not have jobs and the extra cost of Autism over a lifespan is 1.4 million (2015)

Autism awareness month is April. Help to raise awareness

https://www.autismawarenessmonth.org/

Autism Speaks

First 100 days - https://www.autismspeaks.org/tool-kit/100-day-kit-young-children

Autism and health report - https://www.autismspeaks.org/science-news/autism-and-health-special-report-autism-speaks

Special education and law - https://www.wrightslaw.com/

Texas – Home and community-based services when a child is older. It has long waiting list but best to get on list as soon as possible.

https://hhs.texas.gov/sites/default/files/documents/doing-business-with-hhs/providers/long-term-care/hcs/what-is-hcs.pdf

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