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The Autism Society, the nation’s leading grass roots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. We do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the life span, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.

The Autism Society works daily to help struggling individuals and families through national and state advocacy 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

of 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.

Become a member today.

www.autism-society.org

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 or visit www.autism-society.org

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