Join us Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at Science World, Olympic Village for the 7th Annual Vancouver Walk Now for Autism Speaks Canada! Team Bubbles Make Him Smile will be blowing bubbles to make you smile!
Autism is a pervasive developmental disorder that affects how a person interacts with their world. Autism is characterized by impaired social interaction and communication, and by restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behaviour, interests', and activities.
Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 children (1 in 42 boys) as on the autism spectrum–a ten-fold increase in prevalence in 40 years.
- This new estimate is roughly 30% higher than the estimate for 2008 (1 in 88), roughly 60% higher than the estimate for 2006 (1 in 110), and roughly 120% higher than the estimates for 2002 and 2000 (1 in 150).
- Autism costs a family $60,000 a year on average.
- Boys are nearly five times more likely than girls to have autism.
- There is no medical detection or cure for autism.
Walk Now for Autism Speaks Canada is the single most powerful event to raise critically needed funds for services, advocacy, awareness, and research to help people with autism spectrum disorder. Please join us and register today!
If you’d like to show your support please donate to Team Bubbles Make Him Smile! Thanks so much!
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