Infographic: Autism 101

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
This post was written by Patricia Donovan

Despite growing awareness and advances in treatment, the fast-growing developmental disorder of autism has enormous personal, family, and economic impact — and no known cure.

For example, one in 50 children have an autism spectrum disorder, affecting 1 to 1.5 million Americans. The disorder is five times more prevalent in males, generating over $60 billion in annual costs — $3.2 million over an individual’s life span.

This infographic from Guide to Nursing Degrees looks at some metrics and benchmarks related to autism, including the signs of autism, the science of autism and recent developments and treatments.

Autism 101

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