God has been ever present on this journey. It has been a journey where road blocks have included hopelessness, helplessness, self-pity, deep sorrow and a sense of great loss.
Autism impacts one in every 150 children and a new case of autism is diagnosed almost every 20 minutes.
More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes and cancer combined. There is no known cause and no cure.
-1 in 94 boys is on the autism spectrum
-67 children are diagnosed per day
-Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.
-Autism costs the nation over $35 billion per year, a figure expected to significantly increase in the next decade
-Autism receives less than 5% of the research funding of many less prevalent childhood diseases
-Boys are four times more likely than girls to have autism
-There is no medical detection or cure for autism