Donate Your Birthday To Autism Speaks!
This year, instead of gifts, have your friends and family support Autism Speaks with a donation in your name!
Even if your birthday is months away, you can join the community of people supporting Autism Speaks today!
At Autism Speaks, our goal is to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders.
We are dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism; to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society; and to bringing hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. We are committed to raising the funds necessary to support these goals.
Autism Speaks aims to bring the autism community together as one strong voice to urge the government and private sector to listen to our concerns and take action to address this urgent global health crisis. It is our firm belief that, working together, we will find the missing pieces of the puzzle.
Autism Speaks. It's time to listen.
People Supporting Autism Speaks
Very responsible organization that has a wealth of information for the lay person and for educators. It will assist you in the right place if you have a child that has been diagnosed with Autism. They strive to learn and assist.
My son, Trey, was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2. He has the classical diagnosis of autism. He is non-verbal, does not make eye contact, prefers to play alone, does not follow social norms, and has major sensory issues.
Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 110 American children as on the autism spectrum–a 600 percent increase in prevalence over the past two decades. Careful research shows that this increase is only partly explained by improved diagnosis and awareness. Studies also show that autism is three to four times more common among boys than girls. An estimated 1 out of 70 boys is diagnosed with autism in the United States. **This information was taken from www.autismspeaks.org**