Monday, April 02, 2012

April 2nd - Autism Awareness Day

The numbers are in and they are staggering....
One in eighty eight children have autism
One in fifty four boys have autism, boys are five times more likely to be diagnosised by an Autism Spectural Disorder than girls
One in 252 girl have autism.

The New York Times reported “The new report estimates that in 2008 one child in 88 received one of these diagnoses, known as autism spectrum disorders, by age 8, compared with about one in 110 two years earlier. The estimated rate in 2002 was about one in 155.”

Today is Autism Awareness Day.... please burn a blue light in recognition. Awareness is the first step in combating any disease or disorder, including Autism.