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Infographic: The numbers behind the autism "tsunami"

According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 in 50 children in the United States now have autism, making it the country's fastest-growing serious developmental disability.

Autism treatment is expensive, and treatment coverage varies from state to state. Some states don't have any laws in place mandating insurance coverage for autism. The financial burden of caring for an autistic person can have a huge impact on a family, carers, as well as society at large.

Here, presents the numbers behind the so-called "autism tsunami".


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