April is Autism Awareness Month
By Christina Troche
Do you want to learn about Autism? Follow me on an adventure to start learning today! The eighth annual World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, every year. Each year, autism organizations around the world celebrate the day with unique fundraising and awareness-raising events. How did you celebrate this year/ or would you next year? Did you know at our school we recognized this month by wearing blue on special days, showing our support by putting together a puzzle in every class, also donating money to the Friendship Circle?
You might not have known:
· Autism now affects 1 in 68 children and 1 in 42 boys
· Autism prevalence figures are growing · Autism is one of the fastest-growing developmental disorders in the U.S.
· Autism costs a family $60,000 a year on average
· Boys are nearly five times more likely than girls to have Autism
· There is no medical detection or cure for Autism
It is very sad that there is no cure for Autism. No child with Autism should be treated any differently than one without. You should try being friends with a child with autism instead of being scared because most of them will want to be your friend!