The Autism Society had been celebrating the National Autism Awareness Month since the 1970s.
This is a very important to me as an upcoming educator to help spread the word about Autism.
In case some of you do not know Autism is a complex developmental disability which will usually appear within the first three years of a person's life. It affects a person's ability to communicate and interact with other people.
Since March of 2012 the number of children born with Autism has gone up to 1 in 88 births in the United States. It is almost 1 in 54 boys.
To care for an Autistic Child it costs about $3.5 to $5 million dollars.
The U.S pays around $90 billion annually for Autism:
- insurance and non covered expenses
- medicaid waivers
- educational spending
- therapeutic services
- caregiver costs