It affects 1 in every 88 children who are born today. It occurs in all racial, ethnic, and social groups and is four times more likely to strike boys than girls. Despite the high prevalence and growing health care costs associated with caring for a child with autism, autism research receives less than 5 percent of the research funding of many other, less prevalent, childhood diseases.
Last year the Topping Brothers held a golf fundraiser to raise money for autism research, but more donations are needed. For more information, visit autismspeaksscv.com.