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To mark World Autism Month, the National Autistic Society kicked off a campaign to challenge people's ideas about the condition, with a series of online videos and tweets going global.
We're very excited to begin working with Autism Speaks, a premier autism research and advocacy organization.
For the fifth consecutive year, Autism Speaks Co-founders Suzanne and Bob Wright rang The Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange to officially kick off the celebration of World Autism Awareness Day and Autism Awareness Month.
World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) theme is "Autism: Early intervention is key "and slogan, "know the signs; Act now".
About 1 in 88 children has been identified with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to estimates from CDC's Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network
Rare variations in which part of a person's genetic blueprint is missing or duplicated are responsible for some cases of autism, the study shows.
Boys are diagnosed with autism four times as often as girls.
Autism Speaks is also granting space for a guest article by Maury Brown on their website next week which will give some further insight into how it touches not only him personally, but how autism reaches across every spectrum of life.
Sir Alan Beith, MP for Berwick, gave his support to World Autism Awareness Day on April 2.
The guide above is representative of the work produced by the Autism Society of America in their Living With Autism series; a wealth of additional information is available on a print on-demand basis at www.
Department of Education stated, "The apparent increase in autism disorders reflects an actual increase in prevalence rather than a reclassification of other developmental disorders as autism.