Will the U.S. be ready on time for their growing population of adults with autism?

1 in 88 can’t wait: the coming tsunami of adults…

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U.S. President Obama recently signed into law the Autism CARES Act, it will give $1.3 billion over five years to fund autism research, services, training and monitoring.

More than 50,000 individuals with autism transition into adulthood each year right now. And autism is on the rise: more than 1.5 million people have the condition in the United States alone, 1 in 88 children aged 8 years have been identified with an autism spectrum disorder in the United States. And because the majority of these people are younger than 22, the country is on the verge of an “autism tsunami” that could leave thousands without the support they need as they become adults, according to Autism Speaks autism advocacy organization.

Read Is the U.S. Prepared for a Growing Population of Adults With Autism?,
by Amir Khan on usnews, Jan. 5, 2015.

More information
  • 72,000-and-Growing: Californiaʼs Autism Epidemic, AutismSociety, October 2014
  • Our Commitment to Supporting Individuals on the Autism Spectrum and their Families, HHS Autism Information, March 27, 2014.
  • Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders — Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 14 Sites, United States, 2008, CDC, March 2012.
  • Community Report From the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring, CDC, ADDM Network 2012.

Author: DES Daughter

Activist, blogger and social media addict committed to shedding light on a global health scandal and dedicated to raise DES awareness.

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