My Story with Autism
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What is Autism?
Autism is a developmental disability which causes significant social, communication, and behavioral challenges. Because autism is a spectrum disorder, the combination of symptoms and their level of severity varies from person to person.

Diagnosis criteria for autism is specific, a person must exhibit the following symptoms to a degree that significantly impairs their daily living:
  • Persistent deficits in social communication and social interaction
  • Restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities

Lifetime Social Costs of Autism

Social costs associated with autism for 1990-2019 are estimated at $7 trillion dollars. If the rate of increase in prevalence continues, costs to society could reach nearly $15 trillion by 2029. These estimates only reflect what society pays, not the additional expenses families incur out of their own pockets.


1:54 Children has Autism in the US, which has increased 178% since 2000
40% of Children with autism are non-speaking
95% of children with autism have co-occurring conditions
4X more likely to suffer from gastrointestinal issues
4x higher odds of unmet healthcare needs
40% have anxiety
38% have seizures
53% have sleep issues
40X more likely to die from preventable injuries
49% wanderer
14% of adults with autism have paid jobs in community-based settings

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I would love to either speak at your event about Autism Awareness or talk with you one on one.