April 2, 2014

Autism Awareness Day!

Did you know that today - April 2nd - is World Autism Awareness Day? Here's some facts about Autism for you:

Did you know ...
  • Autism now affects 1 in 68 children and 1 in 42 boys
  • Autism prevalence figures are growing
  • Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.
  • 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

Although there are questions as to what causes Autism, more and more proof shows that environmental factors can cause the condition. Read more about the 11 Hidden Dangers that Can Trigger Autism HERE.

What can you do? 

1. Raise awareness of what Autism is and the wonderful things that those with Autism can achieve.

2. Donate Money to Autism Research. If you want a fun, easy, and stylish way to support Autism research, check out Stella & Dot's Autism Awareness Line where proceeds go to benefit the HollyRod Foundation! 

3. Be smart about what you put in and around your body!  For beauty and cleaning products made without toxic chemicals, check out Ava Anderson Nontoxic and BeautyCounter!

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