The commercial was about supporting military families with autistic children. Good cause, I'll check it out. I don't support our military anymore. I
come from a LONG line of Military who were REAL Military. I support our troops and would do anything for them & their families. BUT the ones in
charge? My Grandfather - WW1 expeditionary force & WW2 Colonel field artillery, teacher & Commandant at VMI - would have taken them to the woodshed &
thrashed the daylights out of them.
1 in 88 is the military rate for autism.
The military did not appear to care about these children until lots of pressure came to bear upon them and they are still not doing much. Pretty much
about how much they care about their soldiers.
Then I said to myself "self, what is the US rate for autism?"
1 percent of the population of children in the U.S. ages 3-17 have an autism spectrum disorder.
Prevalence is estimated at 1 in 110 births.
1 to 1.5 million Americans live with an autism spectrum disorder.
Fastest-growing developmental disability; 1,148% growth rate.
10 - 17 % annual growth.
$60 billion annual cost.
60% of costs are in adult services.
Cost of lifelong care can be reduced by 2/3 with early diagnosis and intervention.
In 10 years, the annual cost will be $200-400 billion.
1 percent of the adult population of the United Kingdom have an autism spectrum disorder.
The cost of autism over the lifespan is 3.2 million dollars per person.
1 in 88 for military, 1 in 110 for regular people.
No wonder the US military wants to ignore the situation.
That is a LOT of money they would have to shell out that could go to MUCH BETTER resources (their opinion - not mine). Also that is an interesting
range in statistics that was quickly looked up and used. Is the military doing something to their troops to have them get a higher % of kids with