Walk Now for Autsim Speaks on June 3

SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, June 3 at the South Street Seaport
We are a bit behind this year but it is not to late to join The Children’s School Team: PS 372
and Walk Now for Autism Speaks. This will be our 6th year, lead by new team captain,
Wanda Santana
If you cannot walk, please DONATE to the Team:

PS 372 Team page:

If you would rather donate cash or check (payable to Autism Speaks w/ PS 372 in Memo) send to Assistant Principal Rosa Amato.


Did you know …
  • Autism now affects 1 in 88 children and 1 in 54 boys
  • Autism prevalence figures are growing
  • More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes & cancer combined
  • Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.
  • Autism costs the nation $126 billion per year
  • Autism receives less than 5% of the research funding of many less prevalent childhood diseases
  • Boys are four times more likely than girls to have autism
  • There is no medical detection or cure for autism
Prevalence vs. Private Funding
  • Leukemia: Affects 1 in 1,200 / Funding: $277 million
  • Muscular Dystrophy: Affects 1 in 100,000 / Funding: $162 million
  • Pediatric AIDS: Affects 1 in 300 / Funding: $394 million
  • Juvenile Diabetes: Affects 1 in 500 / Funding: $156 million
  • Autism: Affects 1 in 88 / Funding: $79 million
National Institutes of Health Funds Allocation
  • Total 2011 NIH budget: $30.5 billion
  • Of this, only $169 million goes directly to autism research. This represents 0.6% of total NIH funding.