April 02, 2012

World Autism Day

Today is the fifth annual World Autism Day. Created by the United Nations General Assembly in 2007, April 4th is the day you’ll find numerous organizations bringing attention to the causes of and treatments for autism.

President Barak Obama issued a proclamation today and encouraged Americans “to learn more about autism and what they can do to support individuals on the autism spectrum and their families.”

The latest news from the CDC is that 1 in 88 American third-grade children has autism spectrum disorder.

Here’s what you can do:
  • Write to your Congress member to ask for increased funding for autism research
  • If you have a young child, make sure to get him/her evaluated for developmental disabilities
  • Donate to Autism Speaks
  • If you know a family impacted by autism, offer your support
  • Today and all during the month of April, light it up blue

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