A sassy, crafty mama bird from Los Angeles
raising a very sweet little girl with Autism
and a new baby boy in the Midwest... and other stuff, too.

Friday, April 2, 2010

World Autism Awareness Day

Did you know...
- 1 in 100 children is diagnosed with autism
- 1 in 70 boys is on the autism spectrum
- More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes and cancer combined
- Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.
- Autism costs the nation over $90 billion per year, a figure expected to double in the next decade
- Autism receives less than 5% of the research funding of many less prevalent childhood diseases
- There is no medical detection or cure for autism

Today is Autism Awareness Day

People around the world are showing their support by wearing BLUE

All day I'm going to keep updating this post with pictures of friends, loved ones, and even some strangers who are sending me their pics, showing their support for families, like mine, who are affected by Autism. Keep coming back to check out the pictures!! Send your pics to DGGOTB@gmail.com



My name is Erin. said...

I love this post. : ) I wish I wouldn't have let this day slip by in a work induced haze.

Leah Rubin said...

You rock! and your little bird is a doll! You're doing good stuff. We have a cousin with Asperger's, and it's his mom's full-time job now. I understand, and we support Autism Speaks and several of the other organizations doing good work. Hang in there!

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