The countdown is on to April 2nd! World Autism Awareness Month is in reach and we are so excited to Light It Up Blue! Everyday, leading up to the big day we’ll post highlights, interviews, photos, and much more!
Who's Lighting It Up Blue?
BC Place in Vancouver, Canada is going blue! How cool is this building?
Do you have a building or landmark that you would like to light up blue? Well register it at www.lightitupblue.org
Trudy Schadrie is putting down the Green and Gold and ready to go Blue in Green Bay, Wisconsin!!
New CDC Prevalence Numbers
Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its estimate of autism prevalence in the United States to 1 in 88 children (1 in 54 boys and 1 in 252 girls). By comparison, this is more children than are affected by diabetes, AIDS, cancer, cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy or Down syndrome – combined.*
The new numbers - based on a 2008 snapshot of 14 monitoring sites - represent a 78 percent increase in autism over the previous five years. They represent a ten-fold (1,000 percent) increase in reported prevalence over the last four decades.
Take the PLEDGE to Light it Up Blue!