Light it up blue!

Thanks for reading… Tomorrow (or today, depending on when you’re reading this) is World Autism awareness day. It was adopted in 2007 by the UN general assembly for April 2nd. The day is to raise awareness of those affected by Autism in their lives. The UN site on this states:

“This international attention is essential to address stigma, lack of awareness and inadequate support structures. Now is the time to work for a more inclusive society, highlight the talents of affected people and ensure opportunities for them to realize their potential”

– Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

And some facts from the Autism speaks site state:

  • Autism now affects 1 in 88 children and 1 in 54 boys
  • Autism prevalence figures are growing
  • Autism is the fastest-logogrowing serious developmental disability in the U.S.
  • Autism costs a family $60,000 a year on average
  • Autism receives less than 5% of the research funding of many less prevalent childhood diseases
  • Boys are nearly five times more likely than girls to have autism
  • There is no medical detection or cure for autism

Many tomorrow will be “lighting up blue” to support this day and raise awareness. Again, I thank you for your time. Mr. Wachs (proud dad)


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