Oceanside Middle School Oceanside, New York
1 in every 150 children today have an autism spectrum disorder in the United States.
1 in every 94 boys has autism in the United States.
A child is diagnosed with autism every 20 minutes in the Unites States.
More children will be diagnosed with
autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes & cancer combined.
Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in
Autism costs the nation over
$90 billion per year, a figure
expected to double in the next decade.
Autism receives less than 5% of
the research funding of many less
prevalent childhood diseases
Boys are four times more likely
than girls to have autism
There is no medical detection or cure for autism
“If a child cannot learn in the way we teach ... we must teach in a way the child can learn."
"I am not defective. I am different..."