Monday, April 1, 2013

Autism Awareness Day

Tuesday, April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day.  

The sixth annual World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2013. Every year, autism organizations around the world celebrate the day with unique fundraising and awareness-raising events. North Reading Public Schools is celebrating World Autism Awareness Day by encouraging staff and students to wear blue.

Did you know ...
Autism now affects 1 in 88 children and 1 in 54 boys, Autism prevalence figures are growing. Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S. 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.                                 

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