Raising Autism Awareness For College Students on the Spectrum

April 2, 2015 10:22 AM

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April was designated Autism Awareness Month, and April 2 is officially the “Light It Up Blue Day.” More than 3 million people are currently affected by autism in the United States, and many more millions around the globe, so Autism Speaks, an advocacy organization is trying to raise awareness about this disease by encouraging people to shine a (blue) light on this day.

Latest statistics presented by the Centers for Disease Control showed that an estimated 1 out of 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls receive the autism diagnose in the United States. Even though experts don’t know why, the frequency rates increase from 10 to 17 percent annually.

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