We've hit a DECADE of supporting the Autism Speaks Atlanta Walk! What an incredible journey for us to helping individuals with autism and their families. In the last decade we have successfully advocated for insurance reform in all 50 states, lowered the age of diagnosis and successfully identified environmental factors that contribute to autism. With the prevalence rate rising from 1 in 181 to now estimated 1 in 44, we have so much work to continue to do.
With our growing population of diagnosis rising, our kids will become adults and 80% of adults with autism are either unemployed or underpaid in our workforce. Disparities in access to care and timely interventions continue to be a focus as well as providing critical resources and services to individuals and their families, advancing research and advocacy and creating acceptance of autism is who we are. Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan.
Looking forward to the advancements in the next decade,