Saturday, April 4, 2009

Autism Awareness Month



April is Autism Awareness Month and to help raise money I'm donating 20% of all my sales for the month of April to autismspeaks.org..

If you'd like to help raise money for Autism you can shop online 24/7 through my Stampin' Up! Website or personally through me.

If you would like to make a donation directly click here.

For more information on Autism please visit autismspeaks.org.

Autism is a complex neurological disorder that typically lasts throughout a person's lifetime. It is part of a group of disorders known as autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Today, 1 in 150 individuals is diagnosed with autism, making it more common than pediatric cancer, diabetes, and AIDS combined. It occurs in all racial, ethnic, and social groups and is four times more likely to strike boys than girls. Autism impairs a person's ability to communicate and relate to others. It is also associated with rigid routines and repetitive behaviors, such as obsessively arranging objects or following very specific routines. Symptoms can range from very mild to quite severe.

2 comments:

  1. Hi Holly,

    Thanks for sharing this info with your readers. I'll pass your post on to my newsletter distribution list. - Jean

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