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Why: Every year, autism organizations around the world commemorate World Autism Awareness Day. The goal of the day is to bring awareness to this often misunderstood disorder. Did you know that autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the United States? It costs a family, on average, $60,000 per year per child with autism. However, autism receives less than 5% of the research funding of many less prevalent childhood diseases.

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