Friday, April 8, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Show your support for individuals with autism by raising awareness for the disorder.
Raise awareness by:
*Wearing blue on April 1st and 2nd
*Lighting up the outside of your home with blue lights
*Feature the Light It Up Blue logo on your Facebook profile
*Write a blog post about the event
*Throw a dinner party and special screening of HBOs "Temple Grandin," "Adam," or episodes of Ingenius Minds and/or Parenthood.
*Change your Facebook status to read:
"I know someone who struggles with autism every day. April 2nd has been declared Autism Awareness Day by the United Nations. I'm doing my part by _______________. How are you doing yours?"
*Write a note, and then tag your friends, on Facebook that includes the following facts:
Did you know ...
Autism now affects 1 in 110 children and 1 in 70 boys
Autism prevalence figures are growing
More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes & cancer combined
Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.
Autism costs the nation over $35 billion per year, a figure expected to significantly increase in the next decade
Autism receives less than 5% of the research funding of many less prevalent childhood diseases
Boys are four times more likely than girls to have autism
There is no medical detection or cure for autism
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