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One percent of the world falls has autism spectrum disorder — over 120 million people — and one in every 59 children born in the United States are on the autism spectrum.1 Over 3.5 million Americans have an autism spectrum disorder, and it is the fastest growing developmental disability.2 Autism presents itself differently in every individuals, and as such, requires unique services and treatment for every case.3 Thirty five percent of young adults ages 19 to 23 with autism do not receive postsecondary education, or have employment.4 Adult services for those with autism cost $175-196 billion annually in the United States. However, this cost can be reduced by 66 percent through early intervention.5 Show References
1 http://www.autism-society.org/what-is/facts-and-statistics/ 2 Ibid 3 http://www.autism-society.org/living-with-autism/ 4–5 http://www.autism-society.org/what-is/facts-and-statistics/
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