BHW and UCLA walk for Autism Speaks at the 2015 Anaheim Walk Now event.
On Sunday, December 6th, 2015, Behavioral Health Works, in partnership with Autism Speaks U, UCLA chapter, gathered at the Walk Now for Autism Speaks event at Angel’s Stadium in Anaheim, CA. The members of our Behavioral Health Works team met at Angel Stadium to walk and raise money and awareness for autism, that affects more than 3.5 million Americans. Below are more facts about autism spectrum disorder.
- About 1 percent of the world population has autism spectrum disorder. (CDC)
- Prevalence in the United States is estimated at 1 in 68 births. (CDC)
- More than 3.5 million Americans live with an autism spectrum disorder. (Nicole Ostrow, 2014)
- Prevalence of autism in U.S. children increased by 119.4 percent from 2000 (1 in 150) to 2010 (1 in 68). (CDC)
- Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability. (CDC)
- Autism services cost U.S. citizens $236-262 billion annually. (Nicole Ostrow, 2014)
This is why it is crucial that we do what we can to educate the public on what autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is, the importance of early detection and intervention , and what avenues of care are available.
We thank all those who took the time and came out to support an amazing cause that affect millions of families across the United States. A special thank you to our BHW volunteers and the UCLA chapter of Autism Speaks.
If you need more information on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) services, contact us at 800.249.1266 or send question to firstname.lastname@example.org.