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News Alert from Autism Society: Autism Prevalence Rates Increase According to CDC

The CDC has released a statement that the diagnosis rate is now 1 in 68, with 1 in 42 boys diagnosed on the spectrum.

Nationwide Facts

A new case of autism is diagnosed nearly every 20 minutes. Autism receives less than 5% of the research funding of many less prevalent childhood diseases. There is no medical detection, treatment, or cure for autism. 1 in 150 children are diagnosed with autism.

How can you help? Please write to your congressman and senators asking them for their support.

Colorado Facts

Colorado has the highest out of pocket costs for treatment of autism in the nation. Colorado ranks 48th in the nation in funding for treatment. Colorado ranks 50th in funding for special education, and this state ranks 49th in providing real jobs in our local communities for adults with autism. Clearly changes need to be made nationwide, but ESPECIALLY here in Colorado.

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