On Autism Awareness Day and throughout the month of April, MedicAlert is helping to shine light on all individuals affected by autism worldwide. Each night, our building will light up blue to show our support in helping to raise awareness about the millions living with autism today.
This year marks the eighth annual World Autism Awareness Day and serves as a national effort to bring a greater understanding to the subject of autism.
Autism remains a widespread topic in today’s society. Since there is currently no cure, it is of the upmost importance that autism be identified at a very young age so that proper support services are made available to help those diagnosed along with their families.
How common is Autism?
The roots of autism seem to begin during early brain development. However, the most noticeable signs and symptoms of autism tend to transpire during early toddlerhood-between 2 and 3 years of age.
Autism affects more than 3 million individuals in the U.S and tens of millions worldwide. In addition, statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), estimate that 1 in 68 American children have been identified on the autism spectrum. Studies also indicate that autism is four to five times more common among boys (1 in 42) than girls (1 in 189).
The Protection a MedicAlert Kid Smart® medical ID
In honor of Autism Awareness Month, MedicAlert is offering special discounts for our kid customers- both new and existing.
We are reminded this month about the importance of keeping our kids protected 24/7. In the event of an emergency, allow MedicAlert to speak for your child in order to avoid potential medical errors. Wearing their personalized ID can give you the peace of mind in knowing they are always protected.
How Will You Help Raise Awareness for Autism this Month?
Each year, statistics continue to shine light on the prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder in today’s society.
Raising awareness worldwide and educating the public about the early signs of autism and the vast options for early intervention and treatment, can greatly impact the lives of the several thousand children diagnosed with autism each year and their parents.
Every year, autism organizations worldwide celebrate this day with various fundraising and awareness-raising events. MedicAlert is lighting up blue for Autism Awareness Day. How will you show your support?