Thursday, April 05, 2007

Are You Aware?

April is Autism Awareness Month


  1. Autism affects 1 to 1.5 million Americans

  2. 1 in every 150 births results in a child with autism

  3. Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability with a 10-17% annual growth

  4. Autism is a spectrum disorder, meaning it affects each child to a different degree

  5. There is no known single cause for autism

  6. Bert from Sesame Street is considered to have autistic tendencies

  7. Jane Austen, Emily Dickinson, George Bernard Shaw, and Thomas Jefferson are all considered to have characteristics associated with autism

  8. Children with autism are adorable! Here's proof...


strem said...

When is he going to come back for a visit???

lydia said...

Strem: We're hoping Alec will be able to come for a visit in early August. I think he's been asking to come to Aunt Michele's for a long time.

Chris said...

Alec is such an adorable boy - I really do miss him a lot. So sweet and kind. I am excited that there are plans for an upcoming visit, I can't wait!

Keep us updated for his return, I'd love to be able to spend some time with him!