Friday, April 2, 2010

I'll be wearing blue, will you?

Today is World Autism Awareness Day...did you know?

  • Autism now affects 1 in 110 children (1 in 70 in boys).
  • More children will be diagnosed with Autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes & cancer combined.
  • Autism is the fastest growing serious developmental disorder in the United States.
  • Autism receives less than 5% of the research funding of many less prevalent childhood disorders.
  • There is no medical detection or cure for Autism.
My experiences in working with children with Autism have been the most memorable and rewarding times of my life. It is crucial to bring awareness to this disease so that advances can be made in prevention, detection, and treatment of Autism. So, join me today in wearing blue to help support Autism Awareness, and visit the Autism Speaks website for more information.


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