Autism Speaks is the nation’s largest autism advocacy organization dedicated to funding research for the causes, prevention, treatments and cures for autism. An estimated 1 out of 54 boys and 1 in 252 girls are diagnosed with autism in the US – a 10 to 17% prevalence increase in the recent years, according to government autism statistics. A shocking revelation is that there are more children affected by ASD than “diabetes, AIDS, cancer, cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy or Down syndrome, combined.”
At UPPAbaby we understand the hardships that come with raising a child with autism. It is close to our heart and we hope to help in any way possible, which is why we’ve chosen Austism Speaks as our charity of the month. If you too wish to contribute to this worthy cause by donating, joining a Giving Program, participating in research, fundraising for events and more, please go to http://www.autismspeaks.org/ways-give.
To become educated on the signs of autism, learn about treatments and become aware of this rapid-spreading disorder, please visit http://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism. For educational training and support in the New England area, please visit Asperger’s Association of New England (AANE)’s website, http://www.aane.org/. To search for a Walk Now for Autism Speaks, click here.