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The Autism Society, the nation’s leading grass roots
autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all af-
fected by autism. We do this by increasing public aware-
ness about the day-to-day issues faced by
people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate serv-
ices for individuals across the life span, and
providing the latest information regarding treatment, ed-
ucation, research and advocacy.
The Autism Society works daily to help struggling
individuals and families through national and state advo-
cacy efforts and information and referral
services. We implement key employment initiatives,
build transition programs, obtain insurance services for
effective treatments and provide other critical
supports that allow people with autism to reach
their full potential.
Today, 60 families
in America will learn their child has
autism. According to a 2009 study
by the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention, as many as one out
of every 110 children today will be
diagnosed with an autism
spectrum disorder.
The Autism Society estimates that
1.5 million Americans and their families are
now affected. Autism is costing the U.S. at
least $35 billion annually. Autism
knows no racial, ethnic or social
boundaries and can affect any
family regardless of income,
lifestyle or education. The chances
f knowing a person or family
affected by autism are increasing
every single day. Although the overall
incidence of autism is consistent around the
globe, it is four times more prevalent in boys
than in girls. Autism is treatable. Help the
Autism Society improve the lives of all
affected by autism today.
AUT I SM SOC I ETY
Improving the Lives of All Affected by Autism
With your help, we can
improve lives today.
To donate or become
a member,
please call
1-800-3AUTISM