On March 27th, 2014, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the newest autism prevalence statistics: 1 in 68 children. 1 in 42 boys.
As scary as this number is, which will continue to grow, it's a blessing in disguise. To me it means more families are getting a diagnosis. Getting answers. Getting help. Increasing awareness.
As we enter April, National Autism Awareness Month, let’s continue to push and focus on autism acceptance. Our children depend on us to be the voices they may not have and the hope that they need to grow up and be part of the future.
1 in 68. The numbers don’t lie. We need to support each other now more than ever.
Thanks for reading,