The number is now 1 in 88 diagnosed but other than that it is very accurate and helpful.
With autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) affecting nearly one percent of children in the United States, autism is an urgent public health issue with a profound impact on millions of Americans. World Autism Awareness Day is an opportunity to recognize the contributions of individuals with ASDs and rededicate ourselves to the cause of understanding and responding to autism.
Men and women on the autism spectrum have thrived and excelled in communities across America and around the world. Yet, despite great progress in understanding ASDs, challenges remain for these individuals and their loved ones. Read more
Tonight I did my part to Light It Up Blue and shine a light on autism by taking part in a New York tradition. That’s right– visiting the Empire State Building. The historic New York landmark was lit in bright blue tonight and will remain lit through tomorrow morning to honor World Autism Awareness Day and to kick off Autism Awareness Month.
As a native New Yorker, I relished the opportunity to “play tourist” on my first trip up the Empire State Building but I never forgot the true purpose of my trip. I was there to remember loved ones and those around the world I don’t even know who are affected by autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Read more