World Autism Awareness Day History
World Autism Awareness Day seeks to raise awareness of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and improve the lives of those currently living with autism. Autism refers to a lifelong brain development disorder that affects social interactions, learning, routines and communication. ASD is a broad term that also includes: autistic disorder, certain pervasive developmental disorders and Asperger syndrome. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: It is estimated that 1 in 59 children in the US have ASD. Further they estimate the prevalence of ASD to be between 1-2% for children in Asia, Europe, and North America.
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World Autism Awareness Day - References and Related Siteswww.un.org: Autism Day www.autismspeaks.org: Autism Speaks www.un.org: United Nations www.autismspeaks.org: Facts about Autism www.autismspeaks.org: LIUB www.autism-society.org: Facts and Stats US CDC: Data & Statistics on Autism Spectrum Disorder Temple Grandin TED Talk: The world needs all kinds of minds