Wednesday, April 2, 2008

today is
world autism awareness day

this is aaron. he is my sweet nephew. he has autism.

did you know…
  • 1 in 150 children is diagnosed with autism
  • 1 in 94 boys is on the autism spectrum
  • 67 children are diagnosed per day
  • a new case is diagnosed almost every 20 minutes
  • 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 $90 billion per year, a figure expected to double 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

please visit to find out more about austism and recognize the signs. and if you're so inclined please consider donating toward a service dog for aaron, every little bit helps! you can click on the donation button to the right, just make sure you add aaron's name on the designation line.


Sarah E. said...

Thank you for the sweet comment and thank you for being you! :) I found your blog through your amazing LO's on CK and through your blog I was introduced to Aaron and Danica. You are very inspiring and thoughtful! You and your girls are in my prayers while your husband is also far away doing his part to defend our country. God Bless and take care!

joscelyne cutchens said...

I am so excited everytime I see the counter going up. I hope it's soon.

Miss Onigur said...

A friend of mine has a child w/Autism. On my blog, I have a banner stating "April is Autism" month. He is cute and adorable like Aaron, and has lots of loving friends and family as does Aaron. I am happy to see the numbers go up as well. I know it will be surpassed! Veronica

Danica said...

Hi guys--I just wanted to let you know that in the 24 hours since you've posted this, $380 has been raised--taking the total to $1,425 only $3,575 to go! Thanks for your support and hard work.

Jackie said...

Wow that picture of Aaron is come i just got to see it???????????

noel joy said...

um... i blame danica... ;)

guess you were too preoccupied on easter... lol.

Stan said...

Dude, Aaron rocks! Cool pic


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