According to, e Med TV, although there is not a specific number of diagnosed people in the United States with an autism spectrum disorder, "..4 million children are born in the United States every year, approximately 24,000 of these children will eventually be diagnosed with an ASD." Furthermore, the same source states," ..can estimate that up to 500,000 individuals between the ages of 0 to 21 have an autism spectrum disorder." Although there is controversy from celebrities such as Jenny Mc Cartney as to how their child developed a disorder in the autism spectrum, and whether vaccinations have anything to do with it, it is clear that many children, no matter how it came to be, will be diagnosed with some form of autism.
For each of these children, there is a parent or caregiver who must help their child make the most of their life.
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Although there are people who claim that many children are simply diagnosed with ADHD or ADD to put a label on an active child, it has been scientifically proven that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and attention deficit disorder are very real conditions that need to be treated in order to be controlled; just like any other diagnosed illness.
In the United States alone, "4.5 million children 5-17 years of age have ever been diagnosed with ADHD as of 2006," and the numbers are growing each day.