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.

Monday, April 2, 2012

World Autism Awareness Day 2012


Today is World Autism Awareness Day!
Did you know....

- 1 in 88 children is diagnosed with autism
- 1 in 54 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

Little Bird and Me!
Just like I did it in 2010 and 2011, I invite you ALL to show me your blue by sending me pictures of you wearing BLUE today to show support and bring awareness to Autism! You can email them to me at
TheRealDaniG (at) gmail (dot) com 
and I'll be adding pics to this blog post all day long!!

Little Bird's Grandma
Little Bird's Uncle Matt's blue light
 
Evie
Allie
Debbie and Sophia

Ben


Shay
Lisa, Shay, and Brooke's house

Christian and Danielle
Blue Jean Baby Samantha

Rachel, Abigail, and Hannah

Tony

Jen with little R and baby J
Laura
Jayden

Nicole
Chaya
Chris and Sarah

Darla and Rory
Michelle, Ollie, and Finley
Marnie

Jeffrey
Brogan and Partners


Peabody mansion

Michael

Darla
Blue Lights at Pam and Rick's

Paige

Arlene
Sarah, Logan, and Brandon 
Alyssa

Light It Up Blue


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