Autism Facts

Did you know…

• Autism affects 1 in 68 children

• Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.

• Over 1,800 students have been identified as autistic in Hawaii public schools

• Hawaii has a shortage of medical specialists; families struggle to get the care they need

• Autism costs a family $60,000 per year; insurance does not cover many treatments

• Cost of lifelong care can be reduced by 2/3 with early diagnosis and intervention