For most of you, autism is just a word that you don’t know much about. Here are some STAGGERING stats that I’ve found:

  • Autism affects every 1 in 150 children in the U.S., 1 in 86 in the U.K., 1 in 167 in Canada-it’s a worldwide epidemic
  • It now affects more children than AIDS, cancer, and diabetes COMBINED
  • The Center for Disease Control says “Autism is the fastest growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.” (Hmmmm CDC……maybe we should talk about YOUR ROLE in all of this. More on that another day)
  • stats from California in 2007-12 new children are diagnosed each day, seven days a week OR one child every 2 HOURS
  • The autism rate doubles every 2 years (all stats taken from ARI brochure)

At the bottom of this brochure there are 2 lines:

Autism IS treatable

Children ARE recovering

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