Friday, April 02, 2010
World Autism Awareness Day
Very, very sadly, the graphic above is correct. The CDC has reported that 1 out of every 110 children born today will be affected by Autism, many of them very severely. In many ways it is the greatest and most serious epidemic our country has ever faced.
Even more tragic is the general lack of understanding, lack of research, lack of support and the lack of funding for research or support that plagues Autism and the families that are affected by this disease. Parents are most often on their own to develop treatments and gather the help and support they need.
In this environment rumors about causes, cures and treatments run rampant. Parents and care givers trade information about what has worked for them. An informal network of support has grown, but it is no substitute for real research and real support.
Autism research and support needs your help and IF you will contribute TODAY the family-run MOSI Foundation will match your contribution to advance our research into the causes, prevention and treatment of autism. Act now, this generous offer is only available for a limited time. Please give whatever you can.