Autism Awareness

Being on the spectrum of Autism is a challenge but early intervention is key to helping create rich and full lives for children and families.

Did you know…

  • Autism now affects 1 in 68 children and 1 in 42 boys
  • Autism prevalence figures are growing
  • Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.
  •  Autism costs a family $60,000 a year on average
  • Boys are nearly five times more likely than girls to have Autism
  •  There is no medical detection or cure for Autism

National Institutes of Health Funds Allocation (NIH)

Total 2012 NIH budget: $30.86 billion

Of this, only $169 million goes directly to Autism research.
This represents 0.55% of total NIH funding.

Downeast Horizons
Annual Autism Walk

Watch our videos to learn more
about the early signs of Autism…

All agency-sponsored activities are paid for by Downeast Horizons.