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Caregivers Of Autistic Children Are Not Alone In Summit & Wasatch Counties

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Joining The Mountain Life are Allie and Brian Hagen, parents of a five-year old son with autism spectrum disorder. The Hagens have founded the Wasatch Back Autism Support Group for those caring for children with autism in Summit & Wasatch Counties to come together to share resources, experiences, and provide peer to peer support. 1 in 54 children in Utah is identified as having autism spectrum disorder, and the prevalence of autism is higher in Utah than the national average, which is 1 in 68 children. Boys are almost 5 times more likely to be identified with ASD than girls.