Wednesday, April 2, 2008

World Autism Awareness Day


Today is the first ever World Autism Awareness Day!!

April is also Autism Awareness Month.

Autism affects 1 in 150 children.

It is more common in boys, more severe in girls.

No two autistic children are alike.

This year more children will be diagnosed with autism than AIDS, diabetes and cancer. COMBINED!!!

There is no cure.

If you think you don't know anyone with autism you are probably mistaken.

For more information about autism you can go:

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8 comments:

Alice Wills Gold said...

God bless the autistic and their families!

We are all blessed because we love them

Amanda said...

I love someone with Autisim too....your beautiful Angels.

Amanda said...

Hey I just wanted to wish you a Happy Birthay!! Love ya!

Rachel said...

Cool!!!

ReminisceHeirlooms said...

Sending love to your family today along with Paula and Jennie! :)HUGS!

Rachel said...

You have been given an award, come on by to pick it up.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR MICHELLE, HAPPY BIRTHDAT TO YOU!!

Kristi said...

I love your blog!

Kim said...

those are some seriously amazing statistics! my education on autism (or lack of) goes about as far as what i've seen on Oprah. So there definitely needs to be more awareness!
So, I guess you had a birthday! Happy Birthday!!