Thursday, April 2, 2009

World Autism Awareness Day

Today is World Autism Awareness Day. Because my oldest little guy is affected with this horrible illness, this holds a special place in my heart. So much more research is needed to understand what this disease is and why it happens. Did you know:

  • Approximately 67 million people worldwide are affected by autism.

  • Autism is fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the world

  • More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with diabetes, cancer and AIDS combined.

  • Boys are four times more likely to have autism than girls.

  • There is no medical detection or cure for autism, but early diagnosis and intervention improves outcomes.


Unknown on April 2, 2009 at 9:48 AM said...

This is so great you blogged this today!