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Autism Awareness Month 2012, Libraries and Autism.  Learn How Your Public Library can Make a Difference

Autism in America

  • Recent estimates from the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that one out of every 110 American 8-year-olds may have an Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Boys are four times more likely to have autism than girls.
  • Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability.
  • More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with cancer, diabetes, Downs Syndrome and AIDS combined.
  • Approximately 1 million individuals in the United States have autism.
Learn the Signs. Act Early. campaign

Visit the Learn the Signs. Act Early. website for information about childhood developmental milestones and delays. You'll be able to track the developmental milestones your child should be reaching and download fact sheets on developmental milestones for children from 3 months to 5 years.