Important Facts


  • Today 1,300 babies in the U.S. will be born prematurely.

  • 1 out of 150 births result in autism.

  • Approximately 4,000 children with Down syndrome are born in the U.S. each year.

  • About two children out of every thousand born in this country have some type of cerebral palsy.  Approximately 500,000 people in this country have some degree of cerebral palsy.

  • Clefts occur in 1 in 700 newborns.

  • It is estimated that one million people in the United States have aphasia (1 in 250 people).

  • Each year in the United States, there are more than 700,000 strokes.

  • Over three million Americans stutter or approximately 1% of the population.

  • 1.4 million people sustain a TBI each year in the United States.