Thursday, March 29, 2012

Support Autism Awareness Day

Did you know...
  • One in 110 children, and 1 in 70 boys, are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder every year
  • Every 15 minutes, a child is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Despite these startling statistics, there is relatively low funding for autism advocacy and research when compared with other childhood diseases.  That's why we are working to spread autism awareness by participating in the worldwide Autism Awareness Day this Monday, April 2nd, sponsored by Autism Speaks.  The theme for the day is "light it up blue" for autism awareness, so we encourage everyone to wear blue on Monday. 

Also, you can stop by the Psychology Club Bake Sale next Monday through Thursday.  All proceeds will go directly directly to the Autism Speaks organization.